In 2016, Evan McMullin attempted to stop Trump’s election by running as an independent.
McMullin received no electoral college votes, and had only 732,273 overall votes, which was a great embarrassment.
Now, he’s back and attempting to be relevant again.
He announced his intention to challenge GOP Senator Mke Lee, R-UT for one of Utah’s Senate seats.
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From Deseret News:
Welcome back, “Never Trumpers.”
Trump-opposed conservatives didn’t disappear, but now they have a new strategy. Evan McMullin is an independent presidential candidate who announced his campaign this week to challenge Sen. Mike Lee of Utah in the 2022 Senate election. Other conservatives may follow suit. McMullin’s been politically active since winning 20% of Utah’s presidential vote in 2016 — he founded a pro-democracy nonprofit, spearheaded a group of 150 disgruntled Republicans who threatened to leave the party and now he’s vying for a seat in the U.S. Senate.
Even those who are supportive of him realize that what he does is not really important in Washington.
But skeptics were quick to point out that McMullin’s good-faith efforts seemingly had no real weight in Washington, D.C. When McMullin and his hundred-plus co-authors released a letter calling for “American renewal,” largely pointed toward reform within the GOP, critics noted that no current national officeholders were included among the signatories. That was political scientist Cas Mudde’s biggest critique; Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin, despite expressing general support of McMullin’s efforts, offered a list of questions, the first being, “Will any current elected leaders, besides state leaders, sign on to these principles?”
They are the never-trumpers who never cease embarrassing themselves.