Carson: ‘I like Paul Ryan’
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Ben CarsonBen CarsonGovernment indoctrination, whether 'critical' or 'patriotic,' is wrong Noem takes pledge to restore 'patriotic education' in schools Watchdog blames Puerto Rico hurricane relief delays on Trump-era bureaucracy MORE said on Sunday that he thinks Rep. Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanZaid Jilani: Paul Ryan worried about culture war distracting from issues 'that really concern him' The Memo: Marjorie Taylor Greene exposes GOP establishment's lack of power The Hill's 12:30 Report - Senators back in session after late-night hold-up MORE (R-Wis.) would do a “fine job” as Speaker.

“I like Paul Ryan,” the GOP presidential candidate said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “I think he would do a fine job. I hope that all people who are being considered will have an opportunity to put forth their philosophy on leadership and that the members can make an intelligent decision.”


Carson said the public's dissatisfaction with Congress is the result of candidates who have not kept campaign promises to enact changes.

“Well you know over the last few elections, a lot of people have been sent to Washington with the thought that maybe some changes could be made,” he said. “And I don’t think anyone’s seeing any changers. And the electorate is getting pretty frustrated. And I think that’s being reflected by what’s going on in Congress right now.”

The retired neurosurgeon also defended comments in which he compared gun control efforts in the U.S. to Nazi weapon confiscations leading up to the Holocaust.

“It’s not hyperbole at all,” Carson said. “Whether it’s on our doorstep or whether it’s 50 years away, it’s still a concern and something that we must guard against.”

Carson also said he would agree to raise the nation's debt ceiling, which the U.S. will reach on Nov. 5. He added, however, that Congress should tie the legislation to efforts aimed at reducing U.S. borrowing.

“We always get right up to the deadline,” he said. “Now it’s do or die, and you’re forced to do it. And that’s a stupid way to run a government.”