Politicians think people are stupid. Sometimes they’re right.
Utah Senate hopeful Evan McMullin (I) said on Sunday that he would refuse to caucus with either party if elected to the upper chamber.
“I will not caucus with Democrats or Republicans. I’m going to maintain my independence, because I think our country needs that, certainly our state needs that,” McMullin said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
“I have made that commitment, for party bosses and others in Washington, they’re going to have to figure out what it means for them. That is what I’m going to do,” he added.
I’m sure he’ll stick to it like Lincoln Chafee and Charlie Crist.
Or you could just follow the money. It’s a short trip.
McMullin’s Stand Up Republic received sizable funding from Omidyar’s Democracy Fund. Mindy Finn of Stand Up Republic took part in another Democracy Fund project.
The National Summit for Democracy was the Omidyar equivalent of Soros’ Democracy Alliance. Despite the grandiose name, the “National Summit” apparently only managed to attract some 90 participants including Bill Kristol, Evan McMullin, Senator Jeff Flake and the Washington Post’s Max Boot.
It was hosted by Stand Up Ideas, another McMullin group, and Protect Democracy, a group of Obama’s top lawyers, led by Obama’s former Associate White House Counsel, formed to undermine Trump.
Protect Democracy, like McMullin, has been backed by Omidyar money. The summit was also backed by Rachel Pritzker, a founding board member of Soros’ Democracy Alliance.
As Capital Research noted, McMullin is funded by top Dem donors.
In March, I documented the two leftist funders bankrolling McMullin’s NeverTrump operations: the Hewlett Foundation and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, through his vehicle Democracy Fund Voice. Altogether these groups have given nearly $2 million to McMullin’s groups, according to InfluenceWatch.
Who’s funding McMullin now? Top Democrat donors.
Put Utah First PAC, a super PACPAC backing McMullin, is spending $1.5 million in the race. LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman gave it $250,000, and Wal-Mart heir Sam Walton gave $100,000. Both normally support Democrats.
McMullin is saying that if he’s elected, he promises not to work for the people he’s working for now.