The prayers of Republicans who can’t stomach Donald Trump have been answered.
Yesterday, Evan McMullin, most recently the Chief Policy Director for the House Republican Conference, announced that he is running for president as an "independent conservative" to keep either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton out of the White House.
McMullin, a graduate of Brigham Young University, was an antiterrorism agent for the CIA for eight years before becoming a staffer for House Republicans.
Moments after the 40-year-old McMullin announced that he is running for president, CIA Director John Brennan, with encouragement from a solitary reporter, endorsed McMullin in a press conference. “I have always thought a man who has served his country in the Clandestine Division of the greatest intelligence agency in the world would be ideally suited for the presidency,” Brennan said. “What with Assange opening up everything in government databases these days, through WikiLeaks, it’s time for CIA agents to become fully transparent to the world, and this is the best way to do it.”
“Not only that,” Brennan continued, "I’d like to see somebody in the White House who actually understands how the CIA works."
Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, brushed aside comments on this new development from disaffected Republicans, reminding reporters that McMullin has entered the presidential race way too late. Manafort told reporters that they should pay close attention to his candidate’s scripted performance yesterday at the Detroit Economic Club.
McMullin told associate solitary reporter John Jones that when he is elected, he will tap Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) as his vice president. Yesterday, Collins joined Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) as another Republican senator who has publicly announced that she will not vote for Donald Trump.