Dr. Ben Carson vs. Rev. Al Sharpton?
Carson on Monday challenged Sharpton to a public debate on how violence across America can be tapered down, using the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., as a launching point.
“I had an opportunity to speak with Reverend Sharpton a couple months ago at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner,” Carson said on Fox News, “and said, ‘we want the same kinds of things but we have very different approaches to achieving them. What do you think about a public debate to talk about the various ways that we can get this done?’”
Carson said Sharpton was “initially enthusiastic” about the offer but they have yet to schedule a debate. “But the offer still stands,” he said.