Carson: I'd Support a Muslim for President Who Rejects Radical 'Tenets'
Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson caused a controversy over the weekend when he said that he wouldn't advocate electing a Muslim as president of the United States.
On "Hannity" tonight, Carson said he "absolutely" stands by his comments, explaining that we must not elect a person as commander-in-chief if their faith contradicts the Constitution.
Carson pointed out that there are no Muslims countries that operate the same way that our system does.
He did, however, clarify that he believes that anyone of any religion or background can be president if they support the Constitution.
"Now, if someone has a Muslim background, and they’re willing to reject those tenets and to accept the way of life that we have, and clearly will swear to place our Constitution above their religion, then of course they will be considered infidels and heretics, but at least I would then be quite willing to support them," Carson said.
The neurosurgeon also answered questions from supporters via Facebook last night...
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