- In the most recent Democratic debate, Andrew Yang told Democrats they should “stop being obsessed over impeachment.”
- He said most Americans didn’t support impeachment because they’re worried about more severe problems like how to pay their bills.
- Spilling the tea over Trump is flaunting your privilege. It says, “My worst problem is: I’m annoyed by an election result three years ago.”
Andrew Yang says more Americans didn’t support impeachment because they actually have real problems to worry about. That was his analysis after Thursday’s debate, when CNN pressed him about why Democrats couldn’t get more Americans on board.
Andrew Yang: Americans Lost Trust in Democrats, Media over Impeachment
During the debate, PBS NewsHour moderator Judy Woodruff asked why Democrats couldn’t build majority support for impeachment among Americans.
Yang said Americans are losing trust in the media and Democrats for acting like Donald Trump is the cause of all our problems:
The more we act like Donald Trump is the cause of all our problems, the more Americans lose trust that we can actually see what’s going on in our communities and solve those problems.
That answer set Andrew Yang apart from current frontrunner Joe Biden, who said:
It was a constitutional necessity for the House to act as it did.
And Elizabeth Warren, who called impeachment “a constitutional moment.”
Yang also noted the futility of an impeachment process that won’t produce anything of material consequence because the Republicans control the Senate:
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.
Then Yang went back to the trust issue:
Americans don’t trust the media networks to tell us the truth. The media networks didn’t do us any favors by missing the reason why Donald Trump became our president in the first place.
In Yang’s view, that reason is Donald Trump actually…