Just in the last two weeks, Congress has passed a massive defense bill, a huge spending package, major commercial regulations, and now, a landmark trade deal. Yet if all you did was flip through the cable news channels, glance at the front page of most newspapers, or scroll through social media, almost all the content you’d see would be razor-focused on the impeachment of President Trump.
Andrew Yang was the only candidate on stage at Thursday night’s Democratic presidential debate who understood this clear mistake in political priorities and media attention. When asked about impeachment, he didn’t do what all the other candidates did: offer broad fist-thumping condemnations of Trump. Instead, Yang said, “We have to stop being obsessed with impeachment… and start solving the problems that got Donald Trump elected in the first place.”