Evan McMullin Has A Tough Road Ahead

In Utah, Evan McMullin is running as an Independent to become one of the state’s next senators. Though, to get to Congress, he first has to get through incumbent Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT).

Much of the Republican Party has rallied behind Lee and endorsed his re-election. Nevertheless, McMullin believes that his candidacy as an Independent is the best shot for Utah.

The narrative of McMullin being an Independent candidate isn’t without skepticism, though. For instance, the Utah contender is using the left-wing ActBlue in order to fundraise. He’s also worked with Democratic advertising companies and hired a campaign manager with a resume of working for Democrats.

On Monday, McMullin joined Lee for a debate. Although things quickly took an even worse turn for the Independent candidate.

Major Falsehoods From McMullin
Throughout Monday’s debate, McMullin relied upon misrepresentations and lies, while dodging conversations about actual policy issues.

When inflation came up, Lee cited reckless federal spending as the problem. McMullin, on the other hand, spoke about the need to stand up to Republicans and Democrats on this issue. But it is Democrats who control the White House and both congressional chambers amid rising inflation.

During another segment of Monday’s debate, McMullin lied about Lee’s involvement in the post-2020 election aftermath. After stating the Utah Republican wanted phony electors to keep Trump in office, McMullin said Lee betrayed the Constitution.

Before the night ended, McMullin falsely claimed that Lee is close pals with Russia’s president and incapable of standing up to autocratic leaders around the world.

Pushback From Lee
As the debate came to a close, Lee warned Utah voters of what McMullin really stands for. Despite running as an Independent, the Utah Republican cautioned, McMullin won’t be a middle-of-the-road candidate who works for the greater good of the country.

Instead, Lee warned that McMullin is backed and funded by Democrats and there’s too much at stake to send him to the Senate.

While Lee spent much of Monday night’s debate talking about his policies and making a case for reelection, McMullin’s participation largely relied on being reactionary without sharing any substantial vision for the future.

Next month, Utah voters will determine which candidate they want representing them in the Senate.