McConnell Stays Silent Over if Greitens Should Bow Out of Missouri Senate Race

Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday sidestepped saying if former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, who is running for Senate, should drop out in the wake of allegations of abuse by his former wife.

“Well look I think all of the developments of the last 24 hours are things the people of Missouri are going to take into account both the primary and I would assume would take into account in the general,” McConnell said during a weekly press conference.

McConnell taking a stance on Greitens could risk injecting the GOP leader into the Missouri primary, and would likely prompt a response from Greitens, who has said that he would not support the Kentucky Republican as GOP leader.

But McConnell’s comments come after an affidavit by Sheena Greitens, the former governor’s ex-wife, that contained several disturbing details, including that Eric Greitens bought a gun, hid it from his family and threatened to kill himself if his then-wife did not provide “specific public political support” prior to his 2018 resignation.

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