March 29th, 2013
05:35 PM ET
10 years ago

Carson apologizes for homosexuality comment

(CNN) – Neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who rose to GOP fame in recent months, apologized Friday for appearing to equate homosexuality with the criminal acts of pedophilia and bestiality.

"I love gay people. I love straight people. So this was really, I think, on my behalf, somewhat insensitive and I certainly apologize if I offended anyone, because I was not in any way comparing gays with people who engage in bestiality or sexual child abuse," Carson said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."

Filed under: Ben Carson • Same-sex marriage
March 21st, 2013
05:34 PM ET
10 years ago

Carson leaves room for political bid

(CNN) – Neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a rising superstar among conservatives, said Thursday he has no "intention" to run for political office anytime soon–but left he left the door open to the idea.

"If a year and a half goes by and people are still clamoring for me to do that and there's no other very good candidate, I would certainly have to seriously consider it," he said on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."

Filed under: 2016 • Ben Carson • The Lead
March 17th, 2013
11:25 AM ET
10 years ago

Carson seen as fresh face among conservative leaders

(CNN) - Neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a new favorite in conservative circles, wouldn't say Sunday where he stood on the political spectrum, but said his opinions resonate with both parties.

"I think basically what I've been talking about, if you distill it, it's not really right stuff or left stuff. It's logical stuff," he said on CNN's "State of the Union."

Filed under: 2016 • Ben Carson • CPAC • TV-State of the Union
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