Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is breaking with his primary rivals who say they would support a DOJ investigation into whether President Trump obstructed justice if they win the White House in 2020.
“If you look around the world, one pattern that America should seek to avoid is prosecuting past leaders and presidents and imprisoning them,” Yang told Fox News on Thursday. “That’s something that America has never fallen into and that’s the way I would hope that we proceed with me in the White House.”
The New York City entrepreneur — whose campaign platform includes giving each adult American $1,000 a month as a part of a universal basic income – made the comments while campaigning in New Hampshire, the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House.
California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris, a rival for the nomination, said this week she believes the only reason Special Counsel Robert Mueller didn’t recommend prosecuting Trump was because of the Justice Department’s policy against indicting a sitting president. In an interview with NPR, Harris said that once out of office, Trump would be subject to charges – and she suggested the Justice Department in a Harris presidency