Lawyer leaving the panel on January 6 in search of a Missouri Senate


ST. Louis (AP) — A lawyer who played an important role in the George W. Bush administration. Leaving his post as Principal Investigator last week The US House of Representatives, investigating the January 6 riots, said on Wednesday he was running independently for the Missouri US Senate.

John F. Wood announced in a prepared statement that he has begun efforts to ride the ballot for the November general elections. Republican Senator Roy Blunt retires from seat..

The announcement was made by some Republican leaders in the area of ​​21 candidates for former Governor Eric Greatens to nominate a Republican to the Republican seat on August 2, and in November of gender and election funding. It takes place when you express concern that you may be defeated because of a scandal. He was kicked out of the office in 2018. Greitens is also facing Allegations of physical abuse From his ex-wife he denied. The Republicans cannot afford to lose a safe seat because the Senate is evenly divided.

These concerns last week Facebook has removed the Greitens campaign video It shows that he wields a shotgun and declares that he is hunting RINO, or a Republican by name only.

“I’m a conservative and lifelong Republican, but the primaries of both parties are race to the bottom,” Wood said in a prepared statement. “This was revealed a few days ago when a leading candidate for a party, also from his party, launched a campaign ad praising his violence against his political opponents. Missouri is more worthy. Need another option. “

Wood, 52, was a US lawyer in the Western Missouri region from 2007 to 2009, before playing an important role in the George W. Bush administration. He was a legal adviser to the American Chamber of Commerce when he resigned in September and became Senior Research Advisor to the US Chamber of Commerce. January 6th Committee.. He resigned from the post on Friday.

Former Republican US Senator John Danforth urged Wood to run for right-wing independence. Wood used to work for Danforth staff.

In addition to the Greatens, other Republican candidates include Justice Secretary Eric Schmidt, US Congressman Vicky Hertzler and Billy Long, Missouri Senator Protem Dave Schatz, and St. Louis Attorney Mark McCloskey. Schatz positions himself as a “Reagan Republican”. Others are strong supporters of former President Donald Trump, who has not yet approved the candidate in the race.

Leading Democratic candidates include former populist Marine Lucas Kuns and Trudy Bush Valentine, a member of the Bush Brewery family.