Conservative Launches Independent White House Bid

A former Republican Party operative is running for president as an independent to give conservatives another choice, Politico reported.

“In a year (when) Americans have lost faith in the candidates of both major parties, it’s time for a generation of new leadership to step up,” Evan McMullin, who served as the top GOP policy director in the House of Representatives, told ABC News in a written statement. “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.”

According to Joe Scarborough of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” McMullin began his campaign on Monday with “the backing of key contributors in the Republican Party.”

Politico noted that McMullin has no experience as a public officeholder. His Linkedin page indicates he was an operations officer at the Central Intelligence Agency from 1999 to 2010. He received a master’s degree in business administration in 2011 from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, the same institution Trump attended. His resume includes stints as a Goldman Sachs employee, volunteer refugee-resettlement officer at the United Nations, and fishing-ship deckhand in Alaska.

McMullin has tweeted messages slamming the Republican presidential nominee for refusing to release his tax returns. On July 21, he wrote: “Authoritarians like (Trump) use promises of law & order to justify infringing on civil rights as they consolidate control by force.”

Source: Politico
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