Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang said Sunday that pressure from his party to accuse President Trump can backfire.
“The disadvantages of that, the whole country is completely absorbed in this deposition process,” Yang said about CNN’s “State of the Union.” “And then we look up and we are confronted with Donald Trump in the general election and we will not have really defended the American people.”
Yang said that although he supports the accusation, he believes that democrats waste too much time talking about it and not enough about the future of the US.
“That is the only way we are going to win in 2020 and that is the only way that we will actually start solving the problems that have chosen him,” he told CNN.
“Even when we’re talking about depositing Donald Trump, we’re talking about Donald Trump and losing,” he said.
The entrepreneur-becoming pol said that deposition can also pull candidates off the campaign track at a crucial moment if they are to become jury members in a senate process.
Five Democratic presidential candidates – Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren – are currently serving in the senate.
“There is a chance,” said Yang, 44, “which would certainly take their focus away from the campaign.”
He pointed out that it would not affect his campaign anyway.
“I would be campaigning here in Iowa or New Hampshire or South Carolina or Nevada or somewhere else,” he said.
An investigation by House Democrats focuses on a conversation in July between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and allegations that Trump was threatening to withhold assistance while he was looking for a probe from former Vice President Joe Biden and his son.