The co-host of The View Whoopi Goldberg demanded on Tuesday to know if Carly Fiorina will base a presidential bid on her “Christian beliefs” – in this case, meaning abortion.
The Republican contender for president appeared on the show and rebutted such attacks on her conservative views.
Goldberg bluntly quizzed, “I assume you’re a person who is very, sort of, pro-life and believes in that. Are you going to run as a person going to govern for everyone or are you running on your Christian beliefs?”
After admitting to being impressed with Fiorina in general, the co-host awkwardly pressed the abortion issue: “If you feel that women should have the choice… why do you think choice is not a good thing?”
Fiorina seems to look for balance and compromise in her answer, which is apparently a ban on “late term abortions.” She calls it a “delicate subject” and seems to look for “common ground.” She did not use abortion as a “litmus test” or state that she wanted to ban it outright.
That discussion appears at roughly the 7:40 mark in the video.
Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and conservative pundit, has confirmed that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
Carson, who has never run for public office, is expected to be the only high-profile African-American to enter the GOP’s presidential primary as he tries to use his success as an author and speaker into a competitive campaign against established politicians.
“I’m willing to be part of the equation and therefore, I’m announcing my candidacy for president of the United States of America,” he said in an interview Sunday night on Ohio’s WKRC television station.
He plans to make a more formal announcement during a speech from his native Detroit on Monday.
Carly Fiorina made her 2016 presidential plans official Monday morning, announcing her candidacy on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
She will also be running as a Republican candidate.
Actually, she first declared her candidacy via Twitter just minutes before making her television appearance, tweeting a link to the newly minted Carlyforpresident.com.
Fiorina was the CEO of Hewlett-Packard from 1999 to 2005, according to MSNBC, and would run as a Republican candidate. Fiorina ran for the U.S. Senate in California in 2010, losing to the incumbent, Democrat Barbara Boxer.