Ben Carson on Wednesday condemned Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — Colin Powell's death highlights risks for immunocompromised The Senate confirmation process is broken — Senate Democrats can fix it Australian politician on Cruz, vaccines: 'We don't need your lectures, thanks mate' MORE's campaign for spreading rumors during the Iowa caucuses that the retired neurosurgeon was quitting the presidential race, misinterpreting a news story.
During a quickly called press conference at Washington's National Press Club, Carson used Bible verses to raise questions about Cruz's character, in a move seemingly aimed at damaging the newly crowned Republican front-runner's standing among evangelical voters.
"By their fruit you will know them," said Carson, quoting Matthew 7:20. "You know people, not by what they say, but what they do. And how their lives are led."