Ben Carson Tells GOPers To Vote For ‘RINOs’

Jeffrey Malet

Conservative favorite Ben Carson urged conservatives to support whoever gets the Republican nomination in the 2014 elections, even if it isn’t the one they supported in the primaries.

“One of the things that is so important for conservatives, the ship is about to sail off of Niagara Falls and we’re going to be killed,” Carson said Saturday at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference. “And we have a bunch of people looking over the side of the ship saying ‘there’s barnacles on the side of it, we got to get the barnacles off.’ Forget about the barnacles. We got to get the ship turned around first.

Carson continued that “once we get through the primary season if your person hasn’t won and you can call him whatever you want to call him —RINO…you can call ’em whatever you want, vote for them!”

His comments underscore the widespread divisiveness that has plagued Republicans running in the 2014 elections face. A number of Republican incumbents face primary challengers from tea party favored candidates this election cycle.

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This post was updated.