Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang announced Monday he is “breaking up” with his party.
Yang switched his voter registration to “Independent” in what he called a “strangely emotional experience.”
In a statement explaining his decision, Yang recalled how he registered as a Democrat in the 1990s and was a “staunch Democrat” throughout his life, voting for Bill Clinton, fundraising for John Kerry, supporting Barack Obama, and then in 2016 donating to Bernie Sanders’s campaign and ultimately casting his vote in that election for Hillary Clinton.
He spoke about the thousands of Democrats he met across the country when he ran for president and the friendships he made with left-leaning activists and elected officials along the way.
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