GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson, whose campaign advocated for fellow GOP candidate Carly Fiorina to be included in the upcoming GOP primary debate held by CNN, said that he is “pleased” to hear CNN changed it’s debate rules, which would have disfavored Fiorina’s placement in the top 10.
“I am pleased to learn that CNN has decided to change their program format to specifically include Carly Fiorina on the platform for the prime time September 16 Republican Debate. Carly has proven her viability and standing and deserves the same platform as the rest of the candidates,” Carson stated in a press release.
He added he would like to see all GOP presidential candidates included in the prime time debate.
“I would add that I urge CNN to revise their format to include all other candidates in the prime time debate as well. I have advocated since early May that no qualified candidate be excluded and that the Republican Party and the American people are best served with an active, open and transparent process. An all-inclusive debate format meets that objective.”
Breitbart News’ Matthew Boyle reported that CNN made the debate rule change on Tuesday.