Ben Carson Wants To Monitor, Defund Colleges With ‘Extreme Political Bias’

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson wants to use the Department of Education to find colleges and universities with political bias in order to deny them funding.

During an interview on “The Blaze,” Glenn Beck asked Carson if he would like to abolish the Department of Education, like many conservatives.

“I actually have something I would use the Department of Education to do,” Carson said in response. “It would be to monitor our institutions of higher education for extreme political bias and deny funding if it exists.”

The Republican presidential candidate’s proposed crusade against bias on campus was not popular with all conservatives. A writer for the site Hot Air described Carson’s idea as “awful” and “repugnant.”

Conservatives have criticized students for pressuring conservatives to back out of speeches, and President Obama recently joined the calls for colleges not to protect students from differing points of view.

Watch Carson’s interview on “The Blaze”: