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'Not at all how the call went': Sen. Mike Lee's son calls McMullin's bluff

Washington Examiner logo Washington Examiner 11/9/2022 Jenny Goldsberry

After conceding the race to the now three-term Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), failed independent Utah senate candidate Evan McMullin faced backlash from Lee's son.

McMullin made his concession speech at his election watch party in Taylorsville, Utah, after calling Lee to concede the race. Upon acknowledging that Lee won reelection to the crowd there, he was met with boos.

MIDTERM RESULTS: UTAH SEN. MIKE LEE WINS REELECTION, FENDING OFF CHALLENGE FROM INDEPENDENT EVAN MCMULLIN

In a subsequent Facebook post and tweet, McMullin claimed he told Sen. Lee, "I truly hope that he upholds his oath to the Constitution during his upcoming term."

Lee's son John retorted via Twitter: "That is not at all how the call went. I was there. Both candidates were surprisingly cordial. For once, you didn’t take the typical pedantic tone — I was surprised how kind the exchange was. And then you turned around and tweeted this. You have lied and deceived until the very end."

From left to right: Evan McMullin and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT). (AP Photos) © Provided by Washington Examiner From left to right: Evan McMullin and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT). (AP Photos)

Utah's Republican Party Vice Chairman Jordan Hess would go on to corroborate John's tweet. "I was also there. What @johndlee says is true. McMullin continues to lie," he tweeted.

McMullin's campaign did not respond to the Washington Examiner's request for comment.

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Lee reclaimed his Senate seat in a landslide victory by more than 100,000 votes as of Wednesday morning.

 

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Tags: Midterms 2022, News, Campaign, Mike Lee, Evan McMullin

Original Author: Jenny Goldsberry

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