Ben Carson, speaking to reporters at the National Press Club Wednesday, said “it’s obvious” that [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore]’s underhanded tactics directly influenced the Iowa caucus results.
“I have been very, very concerned for a very long time about what was happening with our nation and with our government,” Carson explained. “Why is it the American people are so restless? Why do they not trust the government?”
“I make no bones about the fact that I am a person of faith,” the former neurosurgeon continued. “I believe what it says in Matthew 7:20, the Sermon on the Mount, ‘by their fruit you will know them.’ Know people not by what they say, but by what they do.”
Carson would go on to stress that he hopes the American people not only judge himself, but “all the other people running” for president by that same standard so they are “less likely to make a mistake.”
Furthermore, Carson stressed voters “need to think truly about our children” and “what kind of image are we setting for them” by voting for certain candidates.
“Are we holding up the highest values and principles… or are we settling for what we consider to be the best we can get? We can get complete excellence and settle for nothing less.”
Carson told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Tuesday that while he accepts Cruz’s apology, he still believes the Texas senator needs to impose real consequences on his campaign staff. (VIDEO: Carson — A Cruz Official Needs To Be Fired For Blatant Lying’)