Missouri Republican gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens is raising money for his campaign by selling bumper stickers as ISIS "hunting permits" (videos below).
Greitens sent an email to supporters advertising the fake permits, which go for $10 each, saying they expire “when we defeat this evil.” On the side, it says, “No bagging limit. No tagging limit.”
“Liberals will go crazy when they see these, but remember, this isn’t an official government issued hunting tag,” the campaign said in a press release, according to The Kansas City Star.
For donors who give $100, they can get a permit signed by a former Navy SEAL who claims to have killed Osama bin Laden, reported CBS News.
Greitens is also a former Navy SEAL who touts his military background and lack of political experience on the campaign trail.
In a controversial ad released on June 6, Greitens puts on sunglasses and fires an automatic weapon at an object that then explodes into flames and smoke.
“I'm Eric Greitens,” the Republican candidate says in the ad. “And if you're ready for a conservative outsider, I'm ready to fire away.”
Greitens has been criticized by other Navy SEALs for profiting and bragging about and embellishing his military career. In March, a group of 16 current and former SEALs spoke to The Missouri Times anonymously about their dissatisfaction with Greitens after they made a nine-minute video (below) criticizing him for his actions.
“It sickens me to hear someone tell people they were a Navy SEAL and a war hero without ever even having served on a platoon,” one SEAL said. “Eric misleads the American people into believing that he was a Navy SEAL war hero, but he never served as an officer leading SEALs on missions. He earned his SEAL trident, but he never served in the capacity he leads people to think he did. He is the only SEAL officer that I’ve ever heard of who didn’t lead a SEAL platoon.”
Greitens denied the accusations, telling The Missouri Times: “These politically motivated attacks from this anonymous group are horribly false, incorrect, and flat out cowardly. My military service and record speaks for itself -- I’m proud of every day that I served."
Greitens is facing three other opponents in Missouri's Republican gubernatorial primary: St. Louis businessman John Brunner, former U.S. Attorney and House Speaker Catherine Hanaway and Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, according to CBS News.