U.S. Senate candidate Augustus Sol Invictus admitted to ritualistically sacrificing a goat and drinking its blood in a pagan ceremony.
Invictus - the only member of the Libertarian Party of Florida running to fill the Senate seat vacated by presidential hopeful Marco Rubio - also supports eugenics, prophesizes a "great war" within America's borders and draws the support of neo-Nazis, according to now-former chairman of Florida's Libertarian Party Adrian Wyllie.
Wyllie, who resigned his post to call attention to Invictus' candidacy in hopes that other party leaders will denounce him, lobbed these claims publicly in a Facebook post last week.
Invictus, an avowed pagan, admitted to sacrificing a goat to The Orlando Sentinel.
"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."
Invictus, 32, is an adherent of a religion called Thelema, established in the early 1900s by occultist Aleister Crowley.
The Libertarian longshot acknowledges that being a pagan will hurt him with an electorate that tends to support Christians. But he said he is running with the hope of speaking on the Senate floor.
Watch Invictus announce his candidacy above and see more on his YouTube channel.