I think we all knew this was coming.
The strong contingency of #NeverTrump republicans have been looking for a candidate to go against Donald Trump in the presidential election, and they have found their man. That man is Evan McMullin, a former CIA officer, investment banker, and congressional adviser.
McMullin issued a letter explaining why he was running, saying that “Donald Trump appeals to the worst fears of Americans at a time when we need unity, not division. Republicans are deeply divided by a man who is perilously close to gaining the most powerful position in the world, and many rightly see him as a real threat to our Republic. Given his obvious personal instability, putting him in command of our military and nuclear arsenal would be deeply irresponsible. His infatuation with strongmen and demagogues like Vladimir Putin is anathema to American values. We cannot and must not elect him.”
In a series of tweets accompanying a letter, the former CIA officer and House Republican adviser announced why he is running as an alternative to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Why I’m running for President of the United States: https://t.co/FcISqRxRth
— Evan McMullin (@Evan_McMullin) August 8, 2016
McMullin wrote that working for the CIA and Republicans in Congress has shown him “the numerous areas of government that desperately need reform.”
You can read Mcmullen’s full letter on his campaign website HERE.