2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang is taking a swing at his fellow Democrats.
During an interview on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday, Yang was asked the meaning of his “not left, not right, forward” slogan, to which he responded, “We have to have a new way forward that works for all Americans, independent of your political affiliation.”
When asked if the Democratic Party has become “too far to the left, too ideological,” Yang answered, “Democrats still have not asked themselves the hard questions as to how Donald Trump won in 2016.”
The 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful then said the Democratic Party “unfortunately is acting like Donald Trump is the cause of all of our problems.”
“Where if you look around the country, you see 30% of stores and malls closing. You see record high levels of stress, financial insecurity, student loan debt, even suicides and drug overdoses. […] The Democratic Party, unfortunately, is acting like Donald Trump is the cause of all of our problems. He’s a symptom and we need to cure the underlying disease.”
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2020 candidate Andrew Yang to @jonkarl: "The Democratic Party, unfortunately, is acting like Donald Trump is the cause of all of our problems. He's a symptom and we need to cure the underlying disease." https://t.co/P6iz1j1VA4 pic.twitter.com/TkNG5rVnIY— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) December 29, 2019
Yang has criticized other 2020 Democrats for “being obsessed over impeachment,” as IJR previously reported.
“We have to stop being obsessed over impeachment, which unfortunately strikes many Americans like a ball game where you know what the score is going to be, and start digging in and solving the problems that got Donald Trump elected in the first place,” Yang said at the 2020 debate on Dec. 19, adding, “We have to take every opportunity to present a new, positive vision for the country, a new way forward, to help beat [Trump] in 2020.”