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Evan McMullin decries political divisiveness and ‘anti-democracy movement’ in America

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Evan McMullin in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021.

Evan McMullin is running as an independent in a bid to oust Republican Sen. Mike Lee this November.

He faults the incumbent for working with the Trump Administration to try to find a pathway to overturn the 2020 presidential election — something he says would have “ended our democratic republic.” If elected, McMullin says that instead of caucusing with either party, he would create a new political movement that would become “the most influential political coalition in the country.”

So what is McMullin’s strategy for appealing to the broad swath of voters he needs to defeat Sen. Lee? And what is happening with his outstanding debt — leftover from his unsuccessful 2016 presidential bid?

Plus, later on the show, with Russia’s war in Ukraine raging on we speak with the head of a new effort that lets Americans sponsor displaced Ukrainian families seeking temporary shelter in the U.S. — Welcome.US — part of the Uniting for Ukraine program.

Evan McMullin, candidate for U.S. Senate
Nazanin Ash, CEO of Welcome.US

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