Ben Carson went into the lion’s den yesterday and received heaps of abuse by a bunch of angry Democrats.
Why are they so angry? And to go after gentle Ben Carson, the nicest guy on the planet? It could all be an act for the camera, but they sure are full of venom.
Ben can give as good as he gets and wasted no time silencing his critics with a particularly brutal takedown of Ilhan Omar. (See tweet below)
From The Hill: Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson invoked abortion Wednesday as he fired back at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) the day after the congresswoman criticized him for his appearance at a House hearing.
“I hope @IlhanMN knows I care about all people, even those she doesn’t recognize as having a right to life,” Carson tweeted Wednesday, referencing Omar’s stance supporting women having a right to an abortion.
Carson seemed to trip up multiple times during the Tuesday House Financial Services Committee hearing — he appeared to confuse a real estate term with Oreo cookies, and he tried to reclaim time during Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s (D-Mass.) five minutes of questioning, even though the rules don’t allow him to do so.
“Not sure he was fully awake” during the hearing Tuesday, Omar tweeted Tuesday afternoon. “Maybe he meant to reclaim his time back to sleep.”
Carson, a former brain surgeon, mentioned his time in medicine in his response to Omar.
“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,” Carson wrote on Twitter.
From Fox Business: Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson fired back on Wednesday after an intense moment during a three-hour House Financial Services Committee hearing on Tuesday when he misheard a housing Opens a New Window. term as “Oreo.”
“You can see that some of the networks are only interested in those kinds of sound bites that they can use to ridicule,” he told FOX Business’ Stuart Varney Opens a New Window. on Wednesday. “The fact of the matter is I was having difficulty hearing her.”
The exchange began after California Democrat Rep. Katie Porter asked Carson to explain the gap in REO rates.
“Do you know what an REO is?” she asked.
“OREO?” Carson replied, referring to the cookie by that name.
“No, not an Oreo—an REO,” countered Porter, who then explained that she was asking about real-estate owned properties.
Carson said that he is very familiar with foreclosed properties and REOs and has not only read “extensively” about them but even knew about them as teenager of where he grew up in Detroit. He believes that Porter is not up to date on the current REO portfolio.
“When a family gets into a problem with their mortgage and it’s backed by our agency we go through a lot of procedures with the banks to make sure that they don’t get foreclosed upon and the few cases where they do obviously we are able to sell those properties very quickly,” he explained. “And the REO portfolio just over the last 10 years has dramatically decreased by ten-fold you know 65 thousand down to 65 hundred.”
“So I suspect when Katie Porter was an expert in this area things were very different that’s why I invited her to speak with our staff that deals with these so they can bring her up to date — maybe she would then be able to understand what’s going on,” he added.
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
Author: Gary Fenster
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