Potenital presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson suggested Monday that President Barack Obama could be “guilty of treason” in the event of a Department of Homeland Security shutdown.
Carson made the remarks on Newsmax TV’s “America’s Forum,” when host and former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ) asked whether the former pediatric neurosurgeon had advice for GOP congressional leaders facing an impasse over immigration that could lead to a partial defunding of DHS.
“I would say break the funding for Homeland Security up into parcels. Don’t present it as a whole bill. That makes it much more difficult for [Obama] to stand in the way,” Carson said.
“And, if he does stand in the way, particularly of things that are vital to the security of this country, then I think we can start talking about treason,” Carson said. “If things are done to the contrary to the security of this country, whoever does them is guilty of treason.”
h/t Right Wing Watch