Central Intelligence Agency veteran and a former chief policy director in the House Republican Conf, is said to be announcing an independent run for the presidency today, according to several reports…
His name is Evin McMullin…
“In a year where Americans have lost faith in the candidates of both major parties, it’s time for a generation of new leadership to step up,” McMullin said in a statement to ABC News.
“It’s never too late to do the right thing, and America deserves much better than either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton can offer us. I humbly offer myself as a leader who can give millions of disaffected Americans a conservative choice for President,” he added.
McMullin has criticized Trump in recent weeks, perhaps foreshadowing arguments he could use.
“As Donald Trump continues attacking Muslims and as a former CIA officer, I’d like all Americans to know the truth: American and other Muslims have played a central role in virtually every counterterrorism win we’ve had since 9/11,” McMullin wrote on Facebook last week.
“They are an indispensable asset in this fight. Attacking them as a group makes America weaker, not stronger,” he added.
At the same time, a number of Republicans argue the party would be better off either uniting around Trump or focusing its efforts on saving as many House and Senate seats as possible if it appears that Trump will lose the White House.
Some in the GOP have long viewed efforts to find an alternative to Trump as a waste of energy and resources.
Alright. Should we just congratulate Hillary now for her win, since we’re helping her move into the White House anyway? We make it so easier for Democrats, it’s embarrassing…and dangerous.