Ben Carson questioned the point of the Electoral College during an exchange about the delegate selection process Thursday and briefly likened the process to the Jim Crow laws of the South before clarifying that he didn’t mean to make that analogy.
The former presidential candidate and Trump surrogate was speaking to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Friday about what he argued was a poorly run process for choosing his party’s nominee. The Republican National Committee has politely, but firmly defended the process from the Trump camp’s attacks, most recently in a memo issued by Communications Director Sean Spicer that said it was up to the candidates themselves to know the rules.
“During the Jim Crow era, those were the rules too,” Carson said. “Didn’t make them right. And I’m not saying this is the same. But, you know, I think you get the point. Just because rules are there, just because they’re written by somebody, doesn’t mean that they’re right. It doesn’t mean you can’t re-review the system.”