Never Trumper Evan McMullin ends charade, aligns with Dems in independent bid against Sen. Mike Lee

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Never Trumper Evan McMullin whose late entry into the 2016 presidential race as an “independent” was an obvious effort to siphon off enough votes from former President Donald J. Trump to put Hillary Clinton into the White House is now the best hope for Utah Democrats seeking to unseat Republican Senator Mike Lee.

The former CIA spook who had zero national name recognition at the time of his failed 2016 bid but still received glowing media coverage and who proudly cast his vote for Joe Biden in 2020 is once again running as an “independent” against Lee but state Democrats blew his cover when in an astonishing move, they voted to ditch their own party hopeful to get behind McMullin.

On Saturday, the Democrats held their annual convention where they made the unusual decision to not field their own candidate, instead throwing their backing to McMullin, a move that says as much about the candidate as it does about their desire to get rid of Lee, a staunch conservative.

According to Deseret News, “During Saturday’s at times chaotic convention at Cottonwood High School in the Salt Lake County suburb of Murray, a faction of delegates put forth a motion to opt against choosing Kael Weston as the party’s Democratic U.S. Senate nominee and instead join McMullin’s coalition,”

In seeking to replace Lee, McMullin hopes to become Utah’s second senator to be a sworn enemy of Trump, joining fellow failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Washington D.C.

He spoke to the crowd, spewing dark conspiracy theories about Senator Lee, who represents a threat to “democracy” as he suggested.

“We know that Sen. Mike Lee was quite involved in the effort to overturn our democracy,” McMullin told reporters, using the false narrative constructed around the so-called “insurrection” on January 6, 2021 by Democrats to tilt the tables in their favor.

“We have got to take a stand as Utahns,” he said. “I don’t care if you’re a Democrat or or an independent or a Republican or a member of the United Utah Party, this is a line that cannot be crossed, our right to hold our leaders accountable and to vote for or against them and have a peaceful transition of power is essential for liberty and justice in America. We cannot compromise on that, and we must all be united to defend it.”

The Democrats’ valiant knight in shining armor took to Twitter to hail his alliance to the party.

“Today we took an important step in building a new coalition of Democrats, Republicans and independents to change our broken politics. I’m grateful for the support of Democratic delegates who voted to join us and for Kael Weston’s honorable campaign. Onward!” McMullin wrote.

He also all but openly accused Lee of treason.

McMullin’s excited supporters flooded Twitter to post their accolades.

Others expressed a different viewpoint.

McMullin who after the 2016 election tweeted that “Donald Trump is not a loyal American” only managed to get a paltry 732,273 votes but has been able to maintain viability as a political candidate largely due to his support within the Beltway where he is adored by the denizens of The Swamp.


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