Washington (CNN) Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is joining CNN as a political commentator, the network announced Wednesday.
“I’m excited to join @CNN to help shed light on the election and the candidates’ experiences,” Yang wrote in a tweet following the announcement. “Learned a lot these past months and am glad to contribute to the public discussion.”
He’ll appear on the network in his new capacity later Wednesday, he added.
Yang, a businessman who ended his campaign last week, rose from obscurity to become a highly-visible candidate , rallying a coalition of liberal Democrats, libertarians and some disaffected Republicans to form a devoted group of followers known as the Yang Gang.
A prominent platform in his campaign was his so-called Freedom Dividend, a plan to give every American adult $1,000 a month universal basic income that he argued would alleviate a host of social ills and eradicate poverty.