Fiorina went on to say that people of faith, regardless of their particular religion, "make better leaders" and spoke of how her own Christian faith sustained her during some of the most challenging moments of her life.
"I battled cancer, I’ve lost a child. I’ve been tested," she continued. "But whether it’s a person of Christian faith or Jewish faith or Muslim faith, or other faiths, I think faith gives us humility and empathy and optimism and i think those are important things.”
Carson set off a firestorm Sunday over whether Muslims should be considered for the nation's highest office in an interview with NBC's Chuck Todd over the weekend.
"I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that," Carson said on "Meet the Press."
But in the face of criticism from his opponents, Carson doubled down on his opposition to the concept of a Muslim presidential candidate, taking to Facebook on Monday to answer a couple questions as part of his "Ask Ben" series that the campaign does a few times a week.
Carson reiterated that he could not support a Muslim candidate for president "until these tenants are fully renounced."
"I know that there are many peaceful Muslims who do not adhere to these beliefs," Carson wrote. "But until these tenets are fully renounced. ... I cannot advocate any Muslim candidate for president."