In this clip, Andrew Yang admits Biden promised him a future position. These comments raised eyebrows among Tulsi Gabbard’s supporters. You see, Yang said his endorsement would go to the Democrat that comes out for universal basic income (UBI). The day after Andrew Yang dropped out, Gabbard did that. But Andrew Yang backtracked on his promise. No endorsement for Gabbard. Some of Gabbard’s supporters cried foul. They believe, after hearing the comments in this video, Biden bribed Yang. Review the details, and let us know what you think in the comments.
TRANSCRIPT: Yang / Charlamagne tha God (McKelvey):
Yang: We talked, and, uh, y.. I mean I’d have a place in the administration is the pretty clear message.
McKelvey: You endorsed Joe Biden. But I remember you saying you wouldn’t endorse a candidate who didn’t endorse universal basic income. And Biden never has.
Yang: Well what I said was, endorsing universal basic income would be a way come out and support you.
Could this run afoul of the law? Yang’s endorsement was viewed as a shock to many of his supporters. Here is the text of the law surrounding bribes for endorsements:
Charlamagne tha God seemed surprised by Yang’s endorsement. Yang had been very specific as to what would earn his endorsement. Immediately after Yang dropped out, he said:
>>@AndrewYang says if any Democratic candidate wants his endorsement, they need to come out in favor of UBI. pic.twitter.com/QjWD0KOLXS— Eugene Daniels (@EugeneDaniels2) February 12, 2020
Tulsi made known she supports UBI the day after Yang dropped out. She made the following Instagram post and directed to Andrew Yang:
Yang’s endorsement of Biden shocked several liberal commentators at the time:
Part of Yang’s endorsement might have come from a “special” phone call he had with Biden. Who knows what he was bribed with?
Brief Timeline of Events
Andrew Yang Ends Campaign
Yang says he will endorse anyone that comes out for universal basic income (UBI).
In Shock To Many, Yang Endorses Biden
Yang said Biden asked for his endorsement as recently as last week when they spoke on the phone. “It was hard to say ‘no’ to Joe at the time,” Yang said on CNN.