Of course President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson to head up the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In response, leftists like Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) have shown their true colors with charges that Carson isn’t qualified for the position.
The Democrat minority leader said in a statement, according to the Washington Examiner: “Dr. Ben Carson is a disconcerting and disturbingly unqualified choice to lead a department as complex and consequential as Housing and Urban Development.”
That’s funny Ms. Pelosi….HUD is so complex that a retired neurosurgeon won’t be able to figure it out…
Pelosi also says….“Our country deserves a HUD Secretary with the relevant experience to protect the rights of homeowners and renters, particularly in low income and minority communities, and to ensure that everyone in our country can have access to safe and affordable housing without facing discrimination or homelessness”.
What Dems and Pelosi really want is someone who will do nothing but help maintain the status quo, and not say anything about the corruption to be found.
Apparently a junior senator and community organizer was plenty qualified to be leader of the free world but Carson won’t be able to figure out how to run HUD…
Yeah, there’s no bias at play here among leftists who would surely have embraced Carson if he were a Democrat and not a Republican.
Fox News reported on the quotes that show why leftists truly feel that Carson is “unqualified”:
The HUD position is at first blush a surprising fit for Carson. However, Carson has previously shown an interest in the department. In June 2015, Carson criticized HUD for “overreach” for forcing the city of Dubuque, Iowa to weigh housing voucher applications from Chicago the same as it did applications from Dubuque residents.
“This is just an example of what happens when we allow the government to infiltrate every part of our lives,” said Carson, then a Republican presidential primary contender and an adversary of Trump. “This is what you see in communist countries, where they have so many regulations encircling every aspect of your life that if you don’t agree with them, all they have to do is pull the noose.”
Carson also wrote an opinion piece for The Washington Times in July 2015 on HUD’s policies to “desegregate” housing.
“There are reasonable ways to use housing policy to enhance the opportunities available to lower-income citizens,” Carson wrote, “but based on the history of failed socialist experiments in this country, entrusting the government to get it right can prove downright dangerous.”
Ms. Pelosi is no longer in a position to demand anything thankfully. She can run to the media and cry all she wants, but the truth is she’s just spitting into a hurricane. She knows that HUD is out of control, and that someone like Carson will point the spotlight on the dark crevices of HUD….possibly implicating poor leadership in Congress for the last umpteen years that Pelosi has been there. We commend Donald Trump for a wise choice to clean up a crrupt and dysfunctional department.