During the Republican presidential debate Tuesday night, Ben Carson slammed the media for scrutinizing his record while not criticizing Hillary Clinton as thoroughly.
“The fact of the matter is that we should vet all candidates,” Carson said. “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. I don’t even mind that so much, if they do it with everybody, like people on the other side.”
Carson pointed out how the media didn’t call Clinton a liar when her statements before the House committee conflicted with statements she made in her personal emails surrounding the attack on an American consulate in Libya.
“When I look at somebody like Hillary Clinton, who sits there and tells her daughter and a government official that no, this was a terrorist attack, and then tells everybody else that it was a video, where I come from, they call that a lie,” he said.
Carson then reaffirmed claims he made in his biography that came under attack last week by Politico.
“That’s very different from, you know, somebody misinterpreting, when I said that I was offered a scholarship to West Point, that is the word that they use,” he said. “We have to start treating people the same.”