US senate candidate admits sacrificing goat and drinking its blood

Augustus Sol Invictus (YouTube screenshot )
Augustus Sol Invictus (YouTube screenshot )

A US senate candidate has admitted that he once killed a goat and drank its blood during a pagan ritual.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that 32-year-old Augustus Sol Invictus committed that act after a vision quest in the Mojave Desert.

The Libertarian Party candidate who changed his given name to a Latin phrase that means "majestic unconquered sun," admitted to the paper that he had committed the bizarre act.

"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."

The current chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida, Adrian Wyllie, has since resigned in protest to Mr Sol Invictus’ candidacy.

"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."