I would ask readers to watch this short clip of an exchange between Sen. Joseph McCarthy and Joseph Welch. The occasion was McCarthy’s investigation of the US Army for supposed Communist ties. Mr. Welch was a lawyer for the Army. He watched McCarthy destroy the reputations and livelihoods of dozens of people for no reason other than his own political grandstanding. Many readers may have heard of “McCarthyism.” In a nutshell it is this: questioning the patriotism and loyalty of people to further your own political designs.
Evan McMullin, a Mormon presidential candidate, who garnered a large number of votes in the 2016 election, has proven himself a purveyor of McCarthyism.
First, watch this clip:
Here is what McMullin tweeted over the weekend:
“It must be clear that Donald Trump is not a loyal American and we should prepare for the next four years accordingly.”
I ask Evan McMullin: have you no sense of decency, sir? Do you really have the hubris to accuse the presidential elect of not being a loyal American? Can you see how this is nothing more than McCarthyism, a cynical attempt to further your own political career by accusing somebody else of being disloyal?
Let me make this clear: I have no problem with McMullin raising questions about Russia’s supposed involvement in the elections. Personally, I think such claims are garbage, but McMullin has a right to raise concerns. I also have no problem with him slamming Trump’s possible choice of Rex Tillerson as Sect of State. I think Tillerson would be a great Sect of State, but McMullin is well within his rights to question that choice.
Where McMullin shows no decency is in his claim that Trump is “not a loyal American.” Such a claim is simply ridiculous, and McMullin needs to be called out for his McCarthyism.
Remember, I was #neverMcMullin from the beginning. The man is a warmonger and has no decency, at least when it comes to this issue.