Capitol Report: Universal basic income proponent Andrew Yang says debate offers him ‘nothing but upside’

Just ahead of the first Democratic presidential debate, long-shot candidate Andrew Yang is saying he’s in a “fantastic position.”

“It’s nothing but upside,” said the entrepreneur-turned-politician, who has centered his 2020 campaign on promising a guaranteed income of $1,000 a month for every American over age 18.

“No one’s going to want to take shots at the fifth- or sixth-ranked candidate on stage, and I’m just introducing myself to the American people. I feel like I have absolutely nothing to be nervous about. It’s all excitement and potential energy.”

The two-part debate in Miami featured 10 candidates for two hours on Wednesday night and will showcase another 10 for two hours on Thursday night, leaving out five other candidates.

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