Ben Carson on the Media: ‘If the Nation Goes Off the Cliff, They’re Going Off with It’

“I know something about the Clintons because I’ve been fighting them all of my political life for the past 25 years,” he said. “Every election I’ve ever been involved in, they’ve been involved in.”

Huckabee told the crowd they are going to hear a lot of candidates saying they’re ready to take on this election.

“But there’s only one person that’s going to be on that debate stage for the Republicans who has consistently challenged the Clintons, defeated the Clinton machine and lived to tell about it,” he said to laughter from the audience.

Carson also joked with the crowd when he entered the main stage.

“I love enthusiastic crowds, it makes up for my low energy,” he quipped.

Huckabee suggested that congressional Republicans have to go further than defunding Planned Parenthood.

“Let’s do something far bolder than simply cut out the funding for one agency that provides abortions – because as important as that is, it doesn’t end the nightmare. It does not end this horrible, uncivilized savage behavior. It just moves it over to let someone else do it,” he said.

“I have said as president of the Untied States I will raise this question: Is the unborn child a person or is it just a blob of tissue? And I believe the answer to that question is we all know it is a person. None of your daughters and daughters-in-law called you up and said, ‘congratulations, guess what—I’m going to have a blob of tissue.’ They called you up and said I’m going to have a baby.”

Huckabee said there is constitutional protection for the unborn.

“It’s called the Fifth Amendment, that says that there will be due process before you deprive a person of life and liberty. As president, we will evoke the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment. We will protect human life,” he said.

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump took aim at Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in his speech, calling the Republican presidential candidate a clown.

“You talk about weak on immigration. There’s nobody weaker,” he said.

“He hits me, sometimes the Republicans do it more than anybody because they want to get into the publicity side and all you’re doing is hurting yourself. It’s a bad thing. All you’re doing is hurting yourselves,” Trump also said.

Following his remarks, PJ Media asked Trump for his reaction to House Speaker John Boehner’s resignation.

“It’s going to be interesting,” he replied before leaving the hotel.