Ben Carson wasn't getting much screen time during Thursday night's GOP presidential debate.

So he offered up an idea.

"Can somebody attack me, please?" the former neurosurgeon said off-camera as Donald TrumpDonald TrumpManafort-linked accounts on Cyprus probed: report Republican failure Trump's environmental order jeopardizes our national security MORE, Ted CruzTed CruzWounded Ryan faces new battle The mystery of Ivanka Trump Conservatism's worst enemy? The Freedom Caucus. MORE and Marco RubioMarco RubioRepublicans giving Univision the cold shoulder: report Week ahead: Senate panel to vote on Trump's Labor pick Senators introduce new Iran sanctions MORE verbally sparred at the debate, hosted by CNN in Houston.

Carson has repeatedly complained at the debates that he has received little speaking time, and Thursday was no exception.

When moderator Wolf Blitzer earlier asked Carson about a question about how he’d handle North Korea, he pivoted to previous questions.

“Well first of all, people say that I whine a lot because I don’t get time,” Carson said. “I’m going to whine.

“Because I didn’t get asked about taxes. I didn’t get asked about Israel," he continued.

"Hugh, you said you were going to be fair with everybody, you didn’t ask me about taxes. I had something to say about that," Carson said to Hugh Hewitt, another debate moderator.