Dr. Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon and Fox News contributor, complained on Sunday that Americans who don’t know about the Benghazi scandal can vote.
In an interview with World Net Daily, Carson explained that the nation’s founder intended for the government to depend “on a well-informed and educated populace,” and in doing so lamented that Americans weren’t focused on the right scandals.
“Go on the street, and you start talking to people, and you say, who sings the ‘Happy’ song? Most of them will know,” he said. “And you say, what can you tell me about Benghazi? And they won’t know: ‘Benghazi — isn’t that a singer?’ And these people vote. That’s the sad thing.”
“Why are we more concerned about how much sugar there is in the beverage that you’re drinking?” he continued. “Not that that isn’t important. But we need to look at the things that are truly having a deleterious effect on our society and stop the subterfuge. We do so many things to distract people.”
Carson then suggested that Americans instead focus on a laundry list of scandals coveted by conservatives.
“When we’ve got IRS going on, and Benghazi going on, and NSA going on, and Fast and Furious going on, and a dozen other things going on, and we’re talking about a trademark for the Redskins,” he said.
He was also troubled by certain members of the administration admitting to having used marijuana.
“When we do things like have our Attorney General and our President say, ‘marijuana is not that bad, I used it and look how I turned out,’ well that’s the problem,” he said.
Watch the interview via Raw Story:
[H/t Right Wing Watch]