Today: Tuesday, 21 May 2024 year

Ben Carson honors dead volunteer, suspends campaign

Retired neuro-surgeon and GOP presidential hopeful, Ben Carson has decided to put his presidential campaign on hold after a van carrying four members of his staff flipped over on the icy roads in Iowa and killed one of his staffers, Braden Joplin. Immediately, Carson suspended his campaign after learning of the incident. The 25-year-old was rushed to the Univesity of Nebraska Medical Center and sadly died at the hospital. Ben has decided to suspend his campaign for two days so that he can travel from South Carolina to Omaha to be with Braden’s family.

Carson wade in on Oscar boycott

The only black man running for the presidency, Ben Carson became the first presidential candidate to weigh in on the Academy Awards controversy Tuesday, saying a bid to boycott the ceremony next month over the lack of black nominees is overblown. According to Newyork daily news, Carson said: “I’ve said often that diversity is one of America’s greatest strengths.”

Carson weigh in on Flint water crisis

Ben Carson on Tuesday became the first GOP presidential candidate to speak out on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, blaming local leadership and federal authorities for failing to address the high levels of lead that have left the city’s tap water largely unusable. “Unfortunately, the leaders of Flint have failed to place the well-being of their residents as a top priority,” said Carson, a Michigan native.

Carson blames everyone but Republican governor

Carson didn’t mention the Snyder administration or other state leaders, and claimed the current situation in Flint is proof of the broader ineffectiveness of government regulations. “This is yet another sad demonstration that, even in the face of a clear public health crisis, our regulations aren’t effective in protecting our citizens….The residents of Flint have sadly borne the burden of this government failure, and will continue to do so for years to come. They deserve better from both their local and federal officials.”