A former presidential candidate will leave the Democratic Party and launch a new political organization.
Andrew Yang will become an independent politician, and lead his own American-centrist Forward Party.
“The two parties right now control the primary system, which makes it very difficult for any meaningful third party to emerge,” he said in a statement. “We need to push for open primaries and ranked-choice voting in congressional races around the country … and enable new parties and perspectives to emerge.”
The Asian-American businessman unsuccessfully ran for president and mayor of New York City. At the Iowa caucus Yang only obtained 5 percent of the presidential candidate vote on Feb. 3, 2020.
Author Andrew Stiles suspects Yang failed because left-leaning voters and mainstream media ignored him.
“Yang, a lifelong Democrat, was shunned by his party’s voters (most likely due to anti-Asian bigotry) and systematically ignored by members of the liberal media during his runs for office,” Stiles said according to the Washington Free Beacon.
Leo Terrell, who also resigned from the Democratic Party, suggests Yang should become a Republican.
“Look at me … look how happy I am being a Trump Republican,” the civil rights attorney said according to the Daily Caller.
Terrell suspects Yang left the Democratic Party because he is actually “not welcome” and “too far left.”
“What Andrew Yang is not being honest about, is where he talks about moving into an independent, is that the [Democratic] Party left him,” he said. “[He should say,] ‘It left me last year, that is why I left.'”
Terrell has never seen Yang with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) or others from the “extreme left.” Yang also does not believe in open borders and has “no place in the ‘progressive wing’ of the Democratic Party.”
Yang previously campaigned on universal basic income, which lets people pursue careers and care for families without fear of putting food on the table. However, the policy did not entice Democrat supporters enough to justify continuing his presidential election campaign.
“You know I am the math guy, and it is clear tonight from the numbers that we are not going to win this race,” he previously said. “I am not someone who wants to accept donations and support in a race we will not win … [and] I am suspending my campaign for president.”