Evan McMullin is leading the charge in defense of our democracy.

Evan McMullin Is Standing Up for Our Republic

Evan McMullin Is Standing Up for Our Republic

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Feb. 7 2017 10:18 AM

Evan McMullin Is Standing Up for Our Republic

The former independent presidential candidate is leading the charge to fight for our democracy.

U.S. Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin waits to speak to supporters at an election night party  on November 8, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin.

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Listen to this episode of the Moment with guest Evan McMullin:

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This conversation really began in December of last year when Brian posed a question to Evan McMullin on Twitter. Now Brian and Evan sit down to continue it. McMullin, who ran as an independent in the 2016 presidential election and secured 21 percent of the vote in Utah, talks about why he ran for president, how his time as a CIA operative and his years of mission work inform his political views, and what Americans can really do under this new administration. McMullin actively speaks out against President Trump, and he recently co-founded Stand Up Republic, an organization aimed at preserving traditional American principles.

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Podcast production by Jordan Bell.

Brian Koppelman is a filmmaker (Rounders, Solitary Man), essayist, and podcaster. His latest project is the upcoming Showtime series Billions.