Eric Greitens

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Eric Greitens
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56th Governor of Missouri
From: January 9, 2017 – June 1, 2018
Lieutenant Mike Parson
Predecessor Jay Nixon
Successor Mike Parson
Party Democrat (before 2015)
Republican (2015 – present)
Spouse(s) Sheena Chestnut
Religion Judaism
Military Service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch Navy
Service Years 2001–2017
Rank Lieutenant Commander
Commands Joint Special Operations Task Unit

Mark V Special Operations Craft Detachment
Al Qaeda Targeting Cell

Awards Bronze Star
Purple Heart
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Navy Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Combat Action Ribbon
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

Eric Robert Greitens (born April 10, 1974) served as the 56th governor of Missouri. A veteran of U.S.-involved wars in the Middle East, he was a Navy SEAL.[1][2] Although formerly a liberal[3][4] Democrat, Greitens changed party affiliation to the Republican Party and adopted conservative policies.[5]

Greitens has been married to his wife, Sheena, since 2011. He admitted to the public in 2018 that he had committed adultery on her three years earlier after allegations of adultery and blackmail arose against him.[6] On May 29, 2018, Greitens announced he would resign as governor due to the accusation.[7][8] The prosecutor, Kim Gardner, is a Soros-backed Marxist whose conduct later came under review over misconduct.[9] There was little to no evidence obtained for the prosecution,[10] and an investigator was later indicted for perjury.[11] The accuser was reported by the Gateway Pundit to have been part of a bribery and extensive perjury scheme.[12]

Governor of Missouri

On February 6, 2017, Greitens signed a bill into law making Missouri the 28th Right to Work state.[13][14]

Post-gubernatorial life

He was investigated for months over alleged campaign finance violations, and was exonerated in mid-February 2020.[15]

In mid-July 2020 amidst a massive leftist insurrection in many major liberal U.S. cities, Greitens was dining at a restaurant near St. Louis University with a friend from the Navy when he heard gunshots outside.[16] Having always carried a medical kit in his car due to his military training, the two gave first aid to the shooting victims before EMS had arrived. The latter unfortunately later died, and a homicide investigation was launched.

Greitens had been mentioned in early January 2021 as a potential to challenge RINO senator Roy Blunt in the 2022 U.S. Senate elections,[17] though he previously filed to paperwork to run for political office in 2024.[18] He ultimately confirmed on March 22, 2021, that he would run to replace Blunt, who is retiring.[19]


  1. Ballentine, Summer; Lieb David A. (January 9, 2017). Eric Greitens, a former Navy SEAL, takes over as Missouri governor. Navy Times (from the Associated Press). Retrieved February 9, 2017.
  2. McMorris, Bill (February 7, 2017). Navy SEAL Governor Beats Back Unions. The Washington Free Beacon. Retrieved February 9, 2017.
  3. VIDEO => Eric Greitens Pushes Job Killing Global Warming Legislation. Gateway Pundit. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  4. Newly Unearthed Video Shows Eric Greitens’ Love For World Government. Gateway Pundit. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  5. Mannies, Jo (September 26, 2015). Greitens casts himself as a renegade as he joins GOP crowd running for governor. St. Louis Public Radio. Retrieved February 9, 2017.
  6. Rodriquez, Katherine (January 11, 2018). Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Admits He Cheated on Wife in 2015, Denies Accusations of Blackmail. Breitbart News. Retrieved January 11, 2018.
  7. Mason, Ian (May 29, 2018). Missouri Governor Eric Greitens Resigns. Breitbart News. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  8. Zwirz, Elizabeth (May 29, 2018). Missouri Gov. Greitens resigning amid sexual misconduct scandal. Fox News. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  9. Leahy, Michael Patrick (January 24, 2020). Missouri: Soros-Backed Democrat Prosecutor’s Conduct Under Review in Greitens Case. Breitbart News. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  10. Hoft, Jim (May 24, 2018). The Political Slaying of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. Gateway Pundit. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  11. Hollingsworth, Heather (June 17, 2019). Former Greitens’ investigator indicted on 7 felonies. Associated Press. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  12. Powe, Alicia (June 26, 2020). EXCLUSIVE: Police Source: Woman Who Framed Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Guilty of Perjury, Bribed With Cash Payment.. Gateway Pundit. Retrieved January 10, 2020.
  13. Shaw, Adam (February 6, 2017). ‘Right-to-work’ movement claims victory in Missouri, eyes NH next. Fox News. Retrieved February 9, 2017.
  14. Hancock, Jason (February 6, 2017). Gov. Eric Greitens signs Missouri right-to-work bill, but unions file referendum to overturn it. The Kansas City Star. Retrieved February 9, 2017.
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  17. Hoft, Jim (January 4, 2021). It’s Happening: Former Governor Eric Greitens Is Already Being Mentioned to Take on Weak GOP Senator Roy Blunt in 2022 Missouri Senate Race. Gateway Pundit. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  18. Rowland, Brett (June 11, 2020). Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens files 2024 election paperwork. Washington Examiner. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  19. Greenwood, Max (March 22, 2021). Former Missouri GOP Gov. Eric Greitens launches Senate bid. The Hill. Retrieved March 22, 2021.

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