Andrew Yang announces he has left the Democratic Party, says he’s “confident that no longer being a Democrat is the right thing.”

2020 Presidential candidate Andrew Yang has announced he has left the Democratic Party.

“Breaking up with the Democratic Party feels like the right thing to do because I believe I can have a greater impact this way,” Yang said in a statement.

“At first, many didn’t know what to make of the odd Asian candidate talking about giving everyone money. But over time I established deep relationships with some of the local leaders who have worked in party politics for years,” he explained.

He continued by saying he’s “confident that no longer being a Democrat is the right thing.”

“Now that I’m not a member of one party or another, I feel like I can be even more honest about both the system and the people in it,” he added.

Yang had been a Democrat since 1995. He was featured in many 2020 DNC campaign ads.

Yang tweeted cryptically Monday “My political homelessness will last approximately 1 day. 😀”