In a recent interview with Glenn Beck on his radio show, Carson – who is leading second place Donald Trump by 9% in the first voting state of Iowa according to a recent Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics poll – was asked, if elected president; “Do you continue the war on drugs?”
“Absolutely”, said Carson. Beck responded by asking; “You do?”, which led Carson to say “I intensify it”.
Beck, a staunch conservative, questioned Carson on this, saying that ” it doesn’t seem to be working now.”
Carson responded; “Yeah, well, go down to the border in Arizona like I was a few weeks ago. I mean, it’s an open highway. And the federal government isn’t doing anything to stop it.”
According to polling released last year – commissioned by the Observer – 84% of those in the U.S. believe that the war on drugs can never be won.