Ben Carson, the most honorable man in the GOP race is officially calling it quits …
Ben Carson is suspending his bid for the presidency, the retired neurosurgeon announced Friday, speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.
“Even though I might be leaving the campaign trail, you know there’s a lot of people who love me, they just won’t vote for me. But I will still continue to be heavily involved in trying to save our nation,” he said.
Later in the speech, Carson appealed to the audience to get active and informed.
“We cannot continue to allow ourselves to be influenced and molded by the political class and by the media. That is going to destroy us,” he said, remarking that it’s “kind of sad” that the press is the only business protected by the Constitution “because they were supposed to be the allies of the people.”
Carson signaled his exit from the race on Wednesday following a string of dismal performances in primaries and caucuses, writing in a statement that he saw no path to claim the Republican nomination.