By Michael Gryboski , Christian Post Reporter
October 31, 2016|3:11 pm

Evan McMullin (Photo: Screengrab/YouTube/MSNBC)

2016 Independent presidential nominee Evan McMullin.

Independent presidential hopeful Evan McMullin believes a new political party may be needed because the Republican Party may not be reformable and able to lead the "new conservative movement."

In an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, McMullin explained that "I'm not sure I want to remake the Republican Party."

Evan McMullin(Photo: REUTERS/George Frey)Third party candidate Evan McMullin, an independent, poses for a picture outside his campaign offices in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 12, 2016.

"I think we need a new conservative movement in this country that rededicates itself to the cause of liberty and to equality, the, the truth that all men and women are created equal," said McMullin.

"That's what this country needs. That's the kind of leadership it needs. The Republican Party has drifted away both from the cause of individual liberty and equality. And so we need something new."

McMullin added that he and his running mate are "very skeptical that" the Republican Party could be reformed at this point.

In August, McMullin announced his campaign to become the president of the United States, stating in an open letter that the nation deserved a better choice than either Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton.

In an interview with The Christian Post days after his declared his candidacy, McMullin explained that religious liberty was an important part of his campaign platform.

"Right now, I am the only candidate in this race who cares deeply about this basic right and I think we've got to come together and set aside our differences," explained McMullin to CP.

"There are a lot of different faiths in this country. Many, many different faiths, a lot of different Christian sects. We're at a point in our history when we need to put that aside and work together in order to protect our religious liberties."

McMullin's interview with the anchors of Meet the Press came as some polls indicated that the Mormon candidate has a chance of winning his home state of Utah come November.

When Mike Murphy of "Meet the Press" said that McMullin's campaign was helping to guarantee a Clinton victory, the candidate responded that he was opposed to thinking of the election as a "binary choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump."

"If we keep casting our votes for leaders like Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump because we only accept that those are the only two real options … we're going to keep getting more Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump," replied McMullin.

"We need to finally take a stand in this country. Voters are sick and tired of the options they're being given by the two major parties. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump personify the leadership crisis that we're having in this country. We're standing up."

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