Following Three Top Exits In Ben Carson GOP Presidential Race, 20 Staffers Quit, As Candidate Plummets In Polls, Highlight Hollywood News
He also charged Williams was behind a story in The New York Times that suggested Carson was out of his depth on foreign policy.
Carson’s communications director, Doug Watts, also resigned due to differences with Williams, Bennett said. Some 20 staff in total left, he said. Among them was deputy campaign manager Lisa Coen.
Williams, a political commentator who holds no official role with the campaign, said he was “shocked” by Bennett’s criticism. “They’re giving me a lot more credit than I deserve,” he told Reuters.
He suggested Bennett and Watts left the campaign rather than be fired. “Right now, they’re upset and they need a scapegoat, and I’m the scapegoat,” Williams said.
Following that, over 20 staffers walked out on New Year’s Eve, as they see the writing on the wall.