Rep. Ilhan Omar did her best to mock Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Ben Carson after his performance at a hearing before the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday.
During his testimony, Carson, a world-renowned neurosurgeon and former director of pediatric neurosurgery at John’s Hopkins University, was peppered with questions about obscure acronyms used in the industry.
In one exchange, California Democrat Rep. Katie Porter asked him what an ‘REO’ is, to which he joked back, “Oreo?”
Omar saw a particularly fiery exchange between the Secretary and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), in which a clearly fed-up Carson tried to ‘reclaim his time.’
Omar posted it to Twitter, saying “Not sure he was fully awake, maybe he meant to reclaim his time back to sleep.”
Not sure he was fully awake, maybe he meant to reclaim his time back to sleep. https://t.co/t25Pta8bVY
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 22, 2019
Carson Shreds Omar
Carson fired back, and it took little time for his response, an epic beatdown of the Minnesota Democrat, to go viral.
“I know what it’s like to actually be sleepy, especially after 18-hour surgeries and operating on babies in the womb,” Dr. Carson said before noting that Omar and her Democrat colleagues don’t view unborn babies “as having a right to life.”
Since you brought it up… I know what it’s like to actually be sleepy, especially after 18-hour surgeries and operating on babies in the womb. I hope @IlhanMN knows I care about all people, even those she doesn’t recognize as having a right to life. https://t.co/BRl3ibSKM3
— Ben Carson (@SecretaryCarson) May 22, 2019
How Omar ever thought she’d be able to match wits with a brain surgeon is anyone’s guess. But judging by how the Democrats treat the good doctor, it’s clear they view a widely successful black man as unintelligent.
Good to see Dr. Carson slap them back to reality.
Plans to Strip Housing Aid From Illegal Immigrants
What’s really raised the ire of Democrats is Secretary Carson’s proposed rule change that would strip illegal immigrants of public housing aid.
Carson explains that by providing aid to illegals, he’d be ignoring already established law at the Department, something the left is perfectly okay with.
Section 214 of the Housing and Community Development Act “states that the secretary of HUD is prohibited from providing housing assistance to people who are in the country illegally,” Carson explained.
“What people sometimes don’t understand is that we have millions of legal Americans in line waiting for these very scarce resources.”
This, he says, is unfair to American citizens and legal immigrants, and the problem isn’t his proposal to follow the law, the problem lies with the broken immigration system that allows aliens to break the law.
“The real thing that is hurting people is our failure to address this immigration system,” Carson said in an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. “The rules that are drawing people here and keeping them here and so unfair to American citizens paying taxes and working here.”
That’s it, plain and simple. Democrats hate anyone willing to hold illegals accountable.
That’s why they mock the HUD Secretary. That’s why they belittle an African-American selected by the Library of Congress as one of 89 Living Legends on their 200th anniversary. A man bestowed with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008.
And it’s why they hate anyone currently working for the President of the United States.
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