Andrew Yang Thinks He Was Left Off DNC Speaking List Because ‘Maybe I Endorsed Against One Too Many Incumbents’

 

Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang said he was surprised on getting snubbed in the Democratic National Convention’s list of speakers, which was released this weekend.

The star-studded list includes Barack and Michelle Obama, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Hilary Clinton, and republican John Kasich. In presumptive democratic nominee Joe Biden’s court, three potential Vice President candidates — Kamala Harris, Keisha Lance Bottoms, and Tammy Duckworth — got the nod.

The long list doesn’t include Yang, who speculated it might have happened because “‘maybe I endorsed against one too many incumbents,” he wrote on Twitter Tuesday.

Clarifying his comments, Yang told the Washington Post’s Dave Weigel that the lack of a high-profile speech “makes my job harder to appeal to the 42% of my supporters” who support President Donald Trump.

On July 27, Yang said he was talking with Biden’s campaign about joining his administration if the former Vice President wins the the 2020 election.

“I’ve been talking to his team about taking on some kind of role in the administration,” Yang told Yahoo News. “I’m on the record saying if I can help solve some of the problems I land on, then I’d love to.”

As an outside in the 2020 democratic primary, Yang attracted a following of young people known as the “Yang Gang.” He dropped out of the race on Feb. 11. A month later, he endorsed Biden after being named a CNN contributor.

 

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