It seems like Ben Carson might be the first victim of Super Tuesday.
The retired neurosurgeon shot off an email to supporters on Wednesday saying he does “not see a political path forward in light of last evening’s Super Tuesday primary results.”
Carson also announced he will not attend Thursday’s Fox News GOP debate in Detroit, adding that he’ll address his future during a political speech on Friday at CPAC in the Washington D.C. area.
Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, was the GOP’s frontrunner for a brief moment last fall, but saw his poll numbers plummet after a series of foreign policy gaffes. He had a disappointing performance on Super Tuesday, picking up eight delegates out of 595 that were up for grabs.
Read Carson’s full statement below.
Official Statement by Dr. Ben Carson
I have decided not to attend the Fox News GOP Presidential Debate tomorrow night in Detroit. Even though I will not be in my hometown of Detroit on Thursday, I remain deeply committed to my home nation, America. I do not see a political path forward in light of last evening’s Super Tuesday primary results. However, this grassroots movement on behalf of “We the People” will continue. Along with millions of patriots who have supported my campaign for President, I remain committed to Saving America for Future Generations. We must not depart from our goals to restore what God and our Founders intended for this exceptional nation.
I appreciate the support, financial and otherwise, from all corners of America. Gratefully, my campaign decisions are not constrained by finances; rather by what is in the best interests of the American people.
I will discuss more about the future of this movement during my speech on Friday at CPAC in Washington, D.C.