- The Washington Times - Monday, March 28, 2016

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson said Monday that if there are “shenanigans” with delegates to the GOP convention this summer, it could end up costing Republicans not only the White House, but the House and Senate as well.

“I can tell you this: If there are shenanigans, if it’s not straightforward, all of those millions of people that Donald Trump has brought into the arena are not going to stay there, and the Republicans are going to lose, and it’s going to be not only the presidency, but it’s going to be the Senate and it could even be the House,” Mr. Carson said on “Fox and Friends.”

Mr. Carson, who endorsed Mr. Trump after ending his own 2016 campaign, was asked about the notion of a second ballot at the GOP convention, when many delegates bound to support Mr. Trump on the first ballot would presumably be freed up to back another candidate if nobody wins a majority.

Mr. Carson asked whether establishment Republicans are more concerned about maintaining control and their positions, “or are they more concerned about America?”

“And if they’re more concerned about America, they will not blow up [a] straightforward process,” he said. “They will let the will of the people prevail.”

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