White House: Carson’s Muslim Remarks Will Haunt GOPers On Election Day

GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson’s remarks that he would not back a Muslim President are “entirely inconsistent with the Constitution,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday.

Earnest said while some of Carson’s fellow Republicans have shied away from condemning the comments as they jockey for votes, continuing to “countenance offensive views” could come back to burn them on Election Day.

“Ultimately, there will be consequences, and those views will be taken into account by voters, not only in the primary, but also the general election,” Earnest told journalists.

The retired neurosurgeon said on Sunday‘s “Meet the Press” he would “not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation” because Sharia, or Islamic law, is not consistent with “the Constitution of this country.”

Carson’s dabbling in “creeping Sharia” rhetoric days comes after frontrunner Donald Trump sparked criticism for not correcting a man at a New Hampshire town hall who claimed President Obama is a secret Muslim and asked “when can we get rid of” Muslims in America.

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