David Evan McMullin is a former Central Intelligence Agency operations officer who ran as an independent during the 2016 United States presidential election.
Evan McMullin is a former CIA Operations Officer and Executive Director of Stand Up Republic. He joins Sophia on "Work In Progress" to discuss the state of our democracy,  the moment he knew he wanted to be in the CIA and how he made it happen, what he learned from running for president in 2016 and more.Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Sim SarnaSupervising Producer: Allison BresnickAssociate Producer: Caitlin LeeEditors: Josh Windisch and Matt SasakiMusic written by Jack Garratt and produced by Mark FosterArtwork by Kimi SelfridgeThis show is brought to you by Cloud10 & Brilliant Anatomy, and powered by Simplecast.This episode is sponsored by Ritual and Hello Fresh.
Yascha Mounk interviews Evan McMullin, 2016 Presidential Candidate and one of Donald Trump's most vocal conservative critics, about how to oppose the President across party lines; the future of the Republican Party; and the personal costs of political courage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Evan McMullin, who ran as an independent in the 2016 presidential election and secured 21% of the vote in Utah, shares why he ran for president, about how his time as a CIA operative and his years of mission work inform his political views, and lays out 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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Apr 2nd, 1976
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
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3 hours, 57 minutes