Senate Hopeful McMullin Holds Fundraiser With Kinzinger And Democrat

Senatorial candidate Evan McMullin (I-UT) appeared in a virtual fundraising event with Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and actress Alyssa Milano, a Democrat and self-proclaimed “activist.”

Kinzinger and McMullin have created somewhat of a rift within the Republican party, both of whom remain staunch “never Trumpers” to this day.

“In case you’re one of those people who doesn’t believe hell exists, tonight there is a rally featuring Adam Kinzinger, Evan McMullin, and Alyssa Milano,” Tweeted Brent Scher, the executive editor for the Washington Free Beacon.

This isn’t the first time McMullin, who’s running on the Independent ticket, has been guilty of the same offense. In October he held a campaign event with Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT).

Despite his claims of being immune from party bias, McMullin has a history of fundraising with Democrats, using Democrat fundraising platforms, and paying leftwing vendors.

Incumbent Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) has made clear his beliefs that McMullin’s trend of partnering with Democrats would carry over into Washington.

“He’s endorsed by the Utah Democratic Party. So even though he calls himself an independent, calling yourself that doesn’t make you that if, in fact, you’re the Democrats’ guy,” Lee said.

Chris Karpowitz, co-director of the Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy at Brigham Young University, offered his take on what’s been widely revered as a strange race.

“McMullin is walking this fine line where he needs to convince Utah voters that Lee is not serving their interests and that he will serve their interests even though he’s not running as a Republican.”

In 2021, McMullin called for the removal of Sens. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) during the special elections that year, a bid that was ultimately successful.

“On Tuesday, principled conservatives in Georgia should vote Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue out of office. With few exceptions, the GOP has become a ruinous, unpatriotic blight and both senators are as corrupt as they come. The republic cannot sustain such depravity indefinitely,” wrote McMullin prior to the vital Georgia elections.

Lee was likely hinting at McMullin’s Georgia lobbying efforts in an October debate where he accused McMullin of feeding the “Democrat industrial complex.”

This is the only race in the country where the Democrats didn’t field a candidate, so it would make sense that Evan McCmullin would be their guy. The left is too competitive to not have a horse in the race.