Jan. 6 committee counsel urged to run for Senate seat
John Wood — a former federal prosecutor in Missouri and now senior investigative counsel for the House's Jan. 6 committee — is being urged by top Republicans to run for the U.S. Senate in Missouri as an independent.
Why it matters: Establishment Republicans fear the party's nominee will be former Gov. Eric Greitens, who on Monday posted a violent video in which he brandishes a rifle and simulates a SEAL raid on RINOs — "Republicans in name only," as hardcore conservatives call moderates.
- The Missouri Fraternal Order of Police condemned Greitens.
- Facebook removed the video. Twitter posted a warning.
What we're hearing: If Greitens is the GOP nominee, Wood may well saddle up.