Signaling he will soon withdraw from the Republican race for president, Ben Carson said Wednesday he no longer sees a “path forward” for his presidential campaign.
“I do not see a political path forward in light of last evening’s Super Tuesday primary results,” Carson said in a statement.
The former neurosurgeon said he has decided not to attend the Fox News GOP Presidential Debate Thursday in Detroit.
While he hasn’t officially dropped out of the race, Carson said: “I will discuss more about the future of this movement during my speech on Friday at CPAC in Washington, D.C.”
Carson said his “grassroots movement on behalf of ‘We the People’ will continue.”
“Along with millions of patriots who have supported my campaign for President, I remain committed to Saving America for Future Generations,” he said. “We must not depart from our goals to restore what God and our Founders intended for this exceptional nation.”
Added Carson: “I appreciate the support, financial and otherwise, from all corners of America. Gratefully, my campaign decisions are not constrained by finances; rather by what is in the best interests of the American people.”
The Washington Post first reported Carson’s plans.