Ben Carson: Cruz's Apology Needs Accountability

During an appearance on the FOX Business Network’s ‘After the Bell,’ Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson responded to an apology from Ted Cruz, after his campaign allegedly spread false rumors that the retired neurosurgeon was ending his 2016 bid.

“As Christians, of course we accept people’s apologies,” Carson said. “We also have to ask ourselves is this acceptable to us, the American people, or should there be some accountability?”

Carson added: “There should be some consequences for things. You don’t just say ‘oh, okay, sorry… okay let’s move on.’ The damage was done to me, it wasn’t done to them.”

Despite finishing fourth in the Iowa Republican caucus on Monday, Carson said he wants to focus on discussing the “real issues” America is facing, as well as his tax plan, as the New Hampshire primary approaches.

“Our tax system is atrocious and it basically does not provide an atmosphere that encourages entrepreneurial risk taking or capital investment,” Carson said. “Those are the fuels of the most powerful economic engine the world has ever known. That engine is being starved.”

Dr. Carson believes his tax plan is a “very fair” proposal.

“It’s a flat tax- 14.9% across the board starting at the 150% poverty level,” he said. “Those people below that still have to pay something because I want everybody to have skin in the game.”