GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson accepted the apology of Sen. Ted Cruz on behalf of his campaign for a “mistake” made during the Iowa caucus on Monday night.
“Dr. Carson has accepted Senator Cruz’s apology issued earlier this afternoon,” stated Carson’s Communications Director, A. Larry Ross.
“These ‘dirty tricks’ political tactics are part of the reason Dr. Carson got into this race and reflect the ‘Washington values’ of win at all cost — regardless of the damage to the country — which he is trying to change. This incident further demonstrates that we need an individual who is not a politician to lead and to heal our nation, not someone driven by ambition,” he said, adding:
Dr. Carson will continue to work tirelessly toward reforming the system, restoring faith in the integrity of the electoral process and giving government back to ‘We the People.’ He invites Senator Cruz and all of the candidates who profess to reject politics as usual to join him in conducting a race worthy of American ideals and respectful of the American people. He is looking forward to continuing his campaign in New Hampshire, South Carolina and beyond.
Dr. Ben Carson had alleged the Cruz campaign spread a rumor that Carson was suspending his campaign based upon a false CNN report, costing Carson some votes during Monday’s caucus.