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Veteran in new Greitens ad criticized for controversial Facebook posts

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Eric Greitens campaign is facing criticism for using Robert Murphy in a recent ad because controversial Facebook posts made by Murphy. Credit: KMOV Eric Greitens campaign is facing criticism for using Robert Murphy in a recent ad because controversial Facebook posts made by Murphy. Credit: KMOV
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A US Army veteran appearing in a new TV ad for Eric Greitens is facing criticism for controversial posts about rape and Muslims.

Robert Murphy is featured in the ad defending Greitens against attacks from opponent Chris Koster. 

Murphy's Facebook page is full of supporting messages for the military and second amendment rights.  However there are also posts mocking Muslims and one recommending liberal victims of rape urinate on their attackers.

"This type of language is offensive and unacceptable, and shouldn't be tolerated anywhere," said David Turner, Koster campaign spokesman.

Greitens campaign fired back, calling it "typical gotcha, gutter politics."

Austin Chambers, Greitens campaign manager, told News 4 in a statement, "Robert Murphy fought for the media's right to write dumb gotcha stories, and for his own free speech right to say things that aren't politically correct, even if others, including Eric, don't agree with."

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