Looks Like Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Running Out of Platforms to Run On: Andrew Yang’s Big Thing is That he’s Against Circumcision

U.S. 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang attends Potluck Insurgency, a local democratic activist event, at the home of one of its members in Iowa City, Iowa, U.S., March 10, 2019. (SCOTT MORGAN/ REUTERS)
U.S. 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang attends Potluck Insurgency, a local democratic activist event, at the home of one of its members in Iowa City, Iowa, U.S., March 10, 2019. (SCOTT MORGAN/ REUTERS)

Outsider presidential hopeful Andrew Yang’s latest idea is both literally and figuratively his most unorthodox yet: He’s taking a strong public stance against circumcision.

The Democratic candidate revealed in a little-noticed tweet last week that he was against the ritualized practice of cutting a newborn’s foreskin. But in an interview with The Daily Beast, he said that if he were elected he would incorporate that view into public policy, mainly by pushing initiatives meant to inform parents that they don’t need to have their infants circumcised for health reasons.

“It’s sort of pushed on parents in many situations,” Yang said, describing pressure to circumcise a child as a “cultural onus” imposed on families.

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SOURCE: Daily Beast