C.E. Dyer reports that 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.
Pelosi 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.”
Yes, so complex that a retired neurosurgeon won’t be able to figure it out…
“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,” Pelosi’s statement continued.
What Pelosi really said here, in addition to the massive level of disrespect leveled at Carson, is that she and other leftists want a HUD Secretary that is going to implement the failed policies that they want so that no real progress is made and that they can keep people in a perpetual state of dependence on the government.
Pelosi’s statement continued, “There is no evidence that Dr. Carson brings the necessary credentials to hold a position with such immense responsibilities and impact on families and communities across America.”
The Washington Examiner reported:
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform, agreed with Pelosi and said Trump has named someone who is “woefully unqualified” to run HUD. He also said Trump’s decision to nominate Carson and others to his Cabinet means it’s clear that Trump has “no interest in protecting American homeowners from Wall Street abuses.”
“During his time in Baltimore, Dr. Ben Carson was a phenomenal neurosurgeon, but he has no experience developing housing policy affecting tens of millions of households or running a complex federal agency, as his own spokesman admitted just last month,” Cummings said.
“Mr. Trump said during the campaign he would support working-class Americans, but his appointments make it clear he intends nothing of the sort,” he added.
Carson has been Trump’s expected choice for the last few weeks, and has been criticized by Democrats as someone with no experience with federal housing programs.
However, Carson has indicated he would push to end the Obama administration’s plans to mandate certain diversity goals when it comes to housing.
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.”