Evan McMullin: Pro-Trump GOPers ‘Putting Power Over the Interests of Their Own Country’


Independent conservative presidential candidate Evan McMullin is making it clear that he has some long-term goals in mind for the Republican Party and the conservative movement.

McMullin, who basically ran for president as a way of giving conservatives of conscience an alternative to Donald Trump, said on ABC’s This Week today, “The vast majority of Republican leaders are putting party ahead of principle and putting power over the interests of their own country.”

He told George Stephanopoulos that there needs to be the creation of a new conservative movement that believes in liberty because he doesn’t see it in the GOP:

“Right now you have a party in the Republican Party that turns away people of different races, turns away people of different religions. That’s not to say that all Republicans feel this way; I was certainly raised among Republicans who are open to people of different backgrounds. But the reality is that, even after 2012, the Republican Party knew that it need to do more to appeal to minorities and to women and millennials, and the reality is it hasn’t been able to do that. And, in fact, it’s going in the wrong direction, not the right direction, in its nomination of Donald Trump. But then also in standing by Trump even as he continues these bigoted, sexist, xenophobic messages to the United States and people our country.”

And so as far as he’s concerned, it’s time for new conservative leadership and it seems like McMullin is prepared to offer it.

Watch above, via ABC.

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