Carson släppte även följande pressmeddelande om kampanjarbetarens bortgång:
I had the privilege of knowing Braden Joplin personally, and am filled with a deep and profound sadness at his passing. ... A presidential candidate asks a lot of his or her volunteers, working long hours in the cold, under-appreciated. They are the unsung heroes of the political process. The outpouring of support for Braden and his family from fellow candidates, as well as their staffs and volunteers, demonstrates that life will always transcend politics, and I thank them for their kind words. Please continue to keep Braden’s family and friends in your prayers as they struggle through this difficult time.
Och Carson tweetade också denna bild med de två tillsammans:
Rest In Peace Braden Joplin. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. pic.twitter.com/p87TCnD44p— Dr. Ben Carson (@RealBenCarson) 20 januari 2016
Se även tidigare inlägg:
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