|Dr. Ben Carson and Armstrong Williams made statements to the press.|
The Washington Post has been following the latest in the Ben Carson campaign. Carson has been in Washington for the past day or so, and made severe cuts in his campaign staffing. The article discusses several items and it becomes evident that Armstrong Williams (the controversial confidante who’s campaign activities led to several December top resignations) is further entrenched in the role of speaking on behalf of the Carson campaign.
What follows is an excerpt of that WaPo article.
“Longtime Carson confidant Armstrong Williams said the drastic shake-up has been under consideration for weeks but was postponed until after Monday’s Iowa caucuses, where Carson finished in fourth place with 9.3 percent of the vote.
“Dr. Carson is going to get his campaign lean — really lean,” Williams said in an interview. “One issue for a while has been too much infrastructure, and he has decided to fully address it so that he can sustain his campaign until the convention.”
Carson faults Cruz campaign for poor Iowa result
“I make no bones about the fact that I am a person of faith. I believe what it says in Matthew 7:20, that ‘By their fruits, you will know them,‘” Carson told reporters Wednesday at an impromptu news conference in Washington. “I hope you will judge all the other people who are running for this position by the same standards.” Ben Carson
Williams added that Carson remains incensed at Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who won the Iowa vote, over the way the Cruz campaign incorrectly told Iowans on Monday night that Carson was quitting the race. Carson has called those efforts “dirty tricks.”
Although Cruz has apologized to Carson and said his staff was reacting to a news report, Williams said Carson is now as determined as ever to fight on and battle with the senator for the support of evangelical Christians and tea party activists.
“I make no bones about the fact that I am a person of faith. I believe what it says in Matthew 7:20, that ‘By their fruits, you will know them,'” Carson told reporters Wednesday at an impromptu news conference in Washington. “I hope you will judge all the other people who are running for this position by the same standards.”
Read the full WaPo article, here: https://goo.gl/ENi1vo
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