Carson on board with RNC nixing NBC debate

Having been among the first to call for changing the debate format, Ben Carson's campaign is on board with the Republican National Committee's decision to suspend NBC's involvement in the Feb. 26 debate.

In a statement to the Washington Examiner, Deana Bass, a Carson spokesperson, said that the campaign has "no objections" to the Friday decision announced by RNC chairman Reince Priebus, who said that while the February debate will move forward as planned, NBC will not play a part.

"We have no objections to it," Bass said of the RNC's decision. "The debates must focus on American voters and not network ratings."

Carson began the calls for changes to the debate format Thursday morning, telling reporters that his team would begin reaching out to other campaigns about any such changes.