In a feeble attempt to the maneuver the conversation in his favor, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson referred to Hillary Clinton as a “liar” during last night’s GOP Debate, claiming that she was lying about her involvement in Benghazi.
His comment was made in response to a moderator’s question about the media’s attention concerning his inaccurate biography and conflicting accounts of childhood. Carson denied that he minded the scrutiny, stating, “I have no problem with being vetted. What I do have a problem with is being lied about and then putting that out there as truth.”
In an easily predictable move, he went on to attack Clinton, asserting that unlike him, she was a figure who lied to both government officials and the public.
Carson appears to have missed the nine hours during which Clinton was grilled, and after which nothing was uncovered by the Republican-led Benghazi Committee.
Carson has been accused of lying, or at the very least, heavily exaggerating in multiple recent incidents—he claimed in his biography that he was offered a scholarship to West Point Military Academy , of which there is no record (and no such thing as a scholarship to the academy). His tale of almost stabbing a friend in childhood has also been called into question.
Carson had nothing to offer on these subjects during the debate other than saying, “People who know me know that I'm an honest person.” Sure, it must be true if he says so.
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