Florida Senate candidate allegedly sacrificed goat, drank its blood

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A candidate running for a spot in the U.S. Senate apparently went medieval two years ago after a story of him sacrificing a goat and drinking its blood was revealed.

Augustus Sol Invictus, the candidate in question, believes the entire story is an attempt to smear his campaign, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Invictus also says he's certain a civil war is coming -- he's wondering why no one else is.

"The only question is when the citizens are going to start fighting back?" he said. "I don't think I'm the only person who sees a cataclysm coming, but I think I'm the only person saying it, and I think that scares people."

While he is looking for support, Invictus did admit that he sacrificed a goat but said it was not “brutal and sadistic.” "I did sacrifice a goat. I know that's probably a quibble in the mind of most Americans," he said. "I sacrificed an animal to the god of the wilderness ... Yes, I drank the goat's blood."

Andrew Wyllie, Libertarian candidate for governor last year, said Invictus is trying to “lead a civil war” and wants to “recruit neo-Nazis to the party.” According to Wyllie, the party doesn’t accept Invictus as part of their own. "He is the absolute exact opposite of a Libertarian. He's a self-proclaimed fascist. He's promoting a second civil war," Wyllie said. "It's absolute insanity. We must explain to people this is the opposite of Libertarians. This guy has no place in the Libertarian Party."

Wyllie, who until Thursday was the party's state chairman, said he left because the rest of the party's executive committee wouldn't oppose Invictus' Senate campaign, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Invictus admitted to the Sentinel that he is under investigation by the FBI, the U.S. Marshals, and other law enforcement agencies over previous comments he has made about government in his writing and on his YouTube videos. According to the Sentinel, “he renounced his citizenship in one paper” and “prophesied a great war” with claims he would return for a revolution following a walk in the woods.

Read more at the Orlando Sentinel.

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