He’s got foreskin in the game.
Andrew Yang, the failed presidential candidate who has signaled his intention to run for mayor of New York City, is a long-time opponent of circumcision — and some political observers wonder if that position could cut into his popularity.
The entrepreneur, 45, who would face a crowded field in the June Democratic primary, has repeatedly spoken of his disdain for the traditional snip.
“Against the practice,” he told a Twitter fan in March 2019 when asked about his stance on “routine infant circumcision?”
In a follow-up interview that same month with the Daily Beast, Yang elaborated, saying he originally planned to have his two boys circumcised but his wife talked him out of it.
“From what I’ve seen, the evidence on it being a positive health choice for the infant is quite shaky,” Yang said. “It’s sort of pushed on parents in many situations.”
Yang added that he supports anti-circumcision activists, known as