Facing scrutiny about his background, Ben Carson emerges from debate unscathed
It could have been his undoing, but if anything, Tuesday night’s Republican primary debate did little to shake Ben Carson’s newly-found place atop the GOP field.
The retired neurosurgeon took the stage after a string of news reports intensely focused on his biography, including whether he was offered a scholarship to attend West Point, and what courses he took while at Yale University.
But those questions only warranted a brief exchange early in the debate in which Carson launched a forceful broadside against the reporters that have been putting his past in the spotlight.
“I have no problem with being vetted,” Carson said. “What I do have a problem with is being lied about.” Read more…
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