Retired Neurosurgeon Ben Carson is walking back comments he made in a recent interview with The Washington Post. In the interview the former presidential candidate, who is now part of a team helping to choose a Vice Presidential candidate for Donald Trump reveled several names that may be on the list. Carson said the list included former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Senator Ted Cruz, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Senator Marco Rubio, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Carson joined Monday’s Hannity to clarify his remarks.
The retired neurosurgeon said his comments were taken out of context by the reporter, and that he simply didn’t want to go through the list and “say who was on and who was off” the list. “A lot of people took [what I said] to mean these are the people who are on the list, which is completely untrue,” Carson told Sean.
When Sean asked if Carson himself was on the VP list, the Doctor claimed he wasn’t interested.
“I don’t want to be on the list,” Carson responded. “I’m not interested in a government position.”
“I think there is still a place for citizen statesman,” Carson added. “You know, there are a lot of things that need to be talked about in our society and written about in an unfiltered way.”
Watch Ben Carson’s interview on Monday’s Hannity: