Ben Carson, who is currently the director of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proved just how unqualified, and might I add, unprofessional he is as he testified during Rep. Maxine Waters’s (D-CA) Financial Services Committee.
During an exchange, Carson refused to answer Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s (D-MA) questions about the implications of HUD’s proposed budget cuts.
“Yes or no — is stable and safe housing a social determinant of health?” Pressley asked him.
“Sounds like you have not been here and heard most of my testimony,” Carson replied.
“Please just answer the question, reclaiming my time,” Pressley responded. “Yes or no — is stable and safe housing a social determinant of health?”
“Ah, there is no question that housing is an important part of health,” before telling her “ask me some questions yourself and stop reading.”
Carson told Pressley that he was “reclaiming my time,” as she waited for him to answer one of her questions. Pressley shut him down quickly - “you don’t get to do that.”
This was not Carson's only cringe-worthy exchange.
During an exchange with Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA), Carson revealed that he’s unfamiliar with a common acronym used to described foreclosed properties — REO. The acronym stands for real-estate owned.
“Do you know what an REO is?” Porter asked him.
“An Oreo?” Carson replied, referring to the beloved cookies.
Carson revealed several months ago that he is retiring at the end of the year, and the news was much welcomed. He obviously does not have a clue about the job he has undertaken.