Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang was extremely candid about how impeachment is going for Democrats so far and the effect he believes it will ultimately have on the election.
"It seems like all we can do is throw ineffective rocks at Donald Trump, and then it ends up leading unfortunately toward his reelection," Yang said on Rolling Stone‘s podcast "Useful Idiots."
While “traditional” Democrats scramble to find the right message, Andrew Yang is scoring with the blunt truth. The ‘Useful Idiots’ Interview with @mtaibbi and @kthalps https://t.co/L2YRKNd9rN pic.twitter.com/i3Xbr7CkTo— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) December 4, 2019
"I’m pro-impeachment, but this is going to be a loser," he said.
"You need literally dozens of Republican senators to switch sides when the trial starts, which we’ve gotten zero indication is going to happen," Yang added.
His comments came as the impeachment inquiry moved to the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday where lawmakers heard from four constitutional law professors about whether the president should face a trial in the Senate.
Yang said the longer the impeachment charade goes on the more it will help Trump, risking that he "comes out of this and is vindicated, totally exonerated."
Secondly, Yang argued, "we are wasting precious time where we should be creating a positive vision that Americans are excited about solving the problems that got Donald Trump elected, and beat him in 2020. If all that happens is all of the Democrats are talking about impeachment that fails, then it seems like there is no vision.”
According to RealClearPolitics’s average, Yang is polling at 2.6 percent in national polls.