|Dr. Ben Carson|
On yesterday’s edition of MEET THE PRESS, White House hopeful Dr. Ben Carson told Chuck Todd that he could not support a Muslim candidate for president.
Carson said Islam is “inconsistent with the values and principles of America” and is incompatible with the Constitution.
Now, some of his fellow GOP nominees are piling on saying his statements were out of line and out of touch.
Sen. Ted Cruz: “You know, the Constitution specifies there shall be no religious test for public office and I am a constitutionalist.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham: “I think this shows that Dr. Carson is not ready to be commander-in-chief. He said that they didn’t believe somebody of the muslim faith could be loyal to the Constitution. If he understood the world and how dangerous it is he would not say things like this. We have to partner with people in the faith to destroy radical Islam, and most Muslims throughout the world reject what radical islam is trying to do to the world and their faith so this is an example to me that Mr Carson may be a good doctor, but he is not ready to lead a great nation. .
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal: “If you can find me a Muslim candidate who is a Republican, who will fight hard to protect religious liberty, who will respect the Judeo-Christian heritage of America, who will be committed to destroying ISIS and radical Islam, who will condemn cultures that treat women as second class citizens and who will place their hand on the Bible and swear to uphold the Constitution, then yes, I will be happy to consider voting for him or her,” he said. “If you can’t, I’ll settle for voting for a Christian Governor from Louisiana.”