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Ex-Missouri Governor Eric Greitens to run as pro-Trump Senate candidate, aims to replace retiring Blunt

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‘I’m the MAGA candidate in this race,’ Greitens told Fox News

Former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens is stepping back into politics after announcing last week that he plans to run for Senate in Missouri to replace the retiring Senator Roy Blunt.

Greitens was last involved in politics when he resigned from office after multiple scandals taking place. The scandals were campaign finance and sexual assault allegations.

Greitens admitted to having an affair but denied the sexual assault allegations, and the campaign finance allegations.

Years following the assault charges against Greitens were dropped and there was no evidence that Greitens knew about reporting issues from his campaign, which are now settled.

Now the former governor and current Senate candidate is looking to for a fresh start to his political career during the year 2022.

“The good news is that eventually that big wave of leftist lies, it just crashes on the rock of the facts. And the fact is that we’ve been exonerated,” Greitens stated. “I know from my time as a boxer that you can lose a round but eventually win the fight. I know from my time as a Navy SEAL that you can lose a battle and eventually win the war.”

The next move for Greitens political career will be for Blunt’s Senate seat, who is retiring.

Missouri Republicans who already are in the campaign or may possibly join it are Attorney General Eric Schmitt, Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., Rep. Jason Smith, R-Mo., and Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo.

Schmitt is the only one besides Greitens who is considered officially in. He has already faced what may be a common line of attack against the former governor during the campaign – that he is damaged goods and could fall to a Democrat in the general election. Schmitt stressed in a statement that he is the right person to “fight to preserve President Trump’s America First agenda and keep this seat in safe pro-Trump Republican hands.”

Greitens has been endorsed by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and commentator Sebastian Gorka. 

“I want to defend President Trump’s America first policies,” Greitens told Fox News. “And I want to protect the people of Missouri from the kind of lunatic policies… that have been pushed by Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.”

He added: “I’m the MAGA candidate in this race. I’m the front-runner who has the support of so many folks like Rudy Giuliani, like Seb Gorka, like Ryan Zinke, like Victoria Toensing and Joe diGenova, because I’ve been there through the fights and I’m a fighter and I’m going to fight for the people of Missouri in the U.S. Senate.”

Greitens told Fox News that if he is elected, he will pick up where he left off as governor– as a strong supporter of law enforcement.

“As governor, I was always on the front lines supporting our police officers and doing it when it was hard,” Greitens said. “I think in the same way the people of Missouri need a senator who’s willing to go to the front lines, who’s not afraid to stand up for them when things are hard.”

“If you look right now at the border crisis that Joe Biden has created, we need to have leaders who are willing to go to the front lines and be there on behalf of and with all of our law enforcement agents on the border who Biden has set up for failure,” he continued. “Biden has created a national security crisis. It is a public safety crisis. It is a public health crisis. It is bad for economics.”

Greitens brought up his past international charity work, saying that “what Biden has done has created a massive humanitarian crisis that is hurting some of the most vulnerable children in the world.”

“It’s important that the people know that we carry them in our heart every single day… This border crisis also just exposes the heartlessness of the left,” Greitens said. “Keeping kids with learning disabilities out of school for a year is heartless. Allowing murders and violence to explode in our cities is heartless. The consequences of leftist policies have real human consequences. And I think it’s important to lead from the front lines with both strength and compassion.”

Greitens says he is committed to working toward a balanced budget, protecting the Second Amendment, that he’s pro-life and supports “President Trump’s peace through strength foreign policy.”

Missouri elected a Democratic senator as recently as 2012.

That was former Sen. Claire McCaskill, who only lost to Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., by about six percentage points in 2018. Her 2012 win over Republican Todd Akin came after Akin’s campaign was troubled with errors. Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt said that there is possibility that Greitens’ candidacy may be repeat of that race.

Greitens in his interview with Fox News said he is very confident that Missourians will support him based on his policies and his support for Trump. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Survey shows majority of Americans reject Build Back Better: More think Biden’s infrastructure spending bill will hurt them more than help them

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In a total inversion of what Democrats had expected, Americans have dismissed the expensive framework bill with gigantic social projects incorporated into it. Another survey shows that more Americans repel the Democrats’ $1.75 trillion spending proposition than welcome it.

As indicated by another ABC News/Ipsos survey delivered on Sunday, public help for President Joe Biden’s bills to expand spending on framework and social projects has blurred.

The overview tracked down that 32% of Americans feel that the spending bills would hurt individuals like them if they became law, while 25% said they accept the bills would help them. Close to 66% (64%) of Republicans figure the bills would hurt individuals like them, and 29% of free thinkers feel something very similar. In spite of being the significant system of Biden’s administration, less than half of Democrats (47%) accept the two bills would help them.

A CBS News survey from recently tracked down that 36% of respondents said it would help them and their family versus 33% who said it would hurt their friends and family. The overview additionally said that 79% of review members said that expansion was brought about by supply and assembling issues after the pandemic and 66% said it was brought about by U.S. government strategy. “And when asked about potential causes of inflation right now, two-thirds cited U.S. government policy,” the outlet stated.

The poll showed that just 37% of Americans thought that Biden and the Democrats were centered around issues they care very much about.

This sad survey for Biden and the Democrats shows up on that very days as a NBC News review that shows the president at unsurpassed lows. The NBC News surveys found that Biden was submerged interestingly of his administration – 42% endorsement rating versus 54% who object.

The survey likewise showed that 71% said the nation is “off on the wrong track” – including 48% of Democrats.

“When you see a wrong track of 71%, it is a flashing red light,” Republican pollster Bill McInturff of Public Opinion Strategies said. “These folks are telling us that this is not going well.”

That is a huge increment from one more survey in September that said 61% of Americans felt like the country has “pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track.”

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President Biden says the Pope advised him to continue to take communion and considered him a ‘good Catholic’

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President Joe Biden said that Pope Francis let him know he was a “good Catholic” and said he could keep on taking communion regardless of the complaints of numerous U.S. bishops.

Biden made the case after a private gathering with the pontiff at the Vatican on Friday.

“We just talked about the fact he was happy that I was a good Catholic and I should keep receiving Communion,” Biden said about the gathering.

He added that the topic of abortion didn’t come up in the gathering.

An assertion from the White House showed that Biden said thanks to the Pope for pushing for an “equitable global economic recovery” and for battling global warming.

“Biden thanked His Holiness for his advocacy for the world’s poor and those suffering from hunger, conflict, and persecution,” the assertion added.

The Vatican didn’t affirm Biden’s case in their official statement about their gathering.

Biden’s claim will probably disappoint and outrage many conservative Catholics in the U.S. who have called for communion to be declined to politicians who stand behind abortion, which is in opposition to Catholic church teaching.

The issue will be taken up by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops following upon a vote during their June plenary meeting to address it generally. After Biden met with the Pope, they delivered an assertion saying that they would not single out a particular legislator if they vote to say something about the issue.

The Pope had recently reacted to the contention by approaching the diocesans to try not to politicize the congregation’s most elevated holy observance, which would transform it into a “source of discord rather than unity within the episcopate and the larger church in the United States.”

Here’s additional info on the gathering between the Pope and Biden:

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Gold Star father tears into Biden over supposed arrangement to give large installments to illegal migrant families

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Gold Star father David Horton slammed President Joe Biden in a meeting Sunday, scrutinizing the Biden organization’s accounted for plan to convey huge financial installments to some migrant families.

The Wall Street Journal announced last week about the arrangement to pay migrant families affected by previous President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance illegal immigration policies.

The Biden administration is in talks to offer immigrant families that were separated during the Trump administration around $450,000 a person in compensation, according to people familiar with the matter, as several agencies work to resolve lawsuits filed on behalf of parents and children who say the government subjected them to lasting psychological trauma.

The U.S. Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services are considering payments that could amount to close to $1 million a family, though the final numbers could shift, the people familiar with the matter said. Most of the families that crossed the border illegally from Mexico to seek asylum in the U.S. included one parent and one child, the people said. Many families would likely get smaller payouts, depending on their circumstances, the people said.

Among the issues pundits have raised with the arrangement, the greatest is that non-citizens remain to get additional cash from the U.S. government than gold star families if the arrangement becomes reality.

As of now, the U.S. government pays the group of fallen assistance individuals $100,000 in “death gratuity”; the installments are tax excluded. The families of service members additionally have the choice to gather a limit of $400,000 in extra security, however administration individuals need to pay into the protection intend to accept its advantages.

Speaking on “Fox and Friends,” Horton — whose son, Army Spc. Christopher Horton, was killed in Afghanistan in 2011 — proclaimed the Biden administration’s arrangement “an insult” and clarified it disrespects military families.

“I think it’s another — yet another insult … against our military families and Gold Star families and veterans’ families,” Horton said. “It’s just another another slap in the face. It’s completely disrespectful.”

“To compare an illegal person who has broken our country’s border laws … they’ve broken the law coming in on our borders and to compare that with someone, a patriot like my son, who gave his all on the battlefield of Afghanistan, and to just say, ‘Oh well, the value is more for someone who has broken our laws’ … and now to say, ‘Oh, we owe you money — and it’s more money than we would pay a patriot — I am outraged,” Horton said.

“You just wonder, where is the outcry against some of these policies that are just there? Unbelievable to me,” Horton added.

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