Carson Explains Debate Traffic Jam: ‘I Didn’t Hear My Name’


Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson said Saturday that he didn’t hear his name called at the ABC News debate, so he didn’t know when to take the stage, Politico reported.

Carson was the second person called out to the debate stage, but he hung
back off-stage as the moderators continued to call names. Other candidates walked passed Carson until the moderators asked him to come on the stage.

He reportedly told journalists after the debate ended that ABC News was having audio issues and that it wasn’t planned.

“ABC News has admitted there were sound issues. We couldn’t hear very
well backstage, so I was just waiting to hear my name,” Carson said, according to Politico. “They said go out when you hear your name and I didn’t hear my

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