Senator Pocahontas is laughable.
— ThorpeOcto (@ThorpeOcto) January 13, 2017
Fox News Reports:
Ben Carson: We need a holistic approach to HUD
Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who’s had an illustrious career in medicine but little formal background in housing policy, defended his qualifications Thursday to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, as he sought Senate approval during his confirmation hearing.
Carson, testifying before the Senate Banking Committee, cited his personal story as he explained his familiarity with the core issues that HUD — an agency with 8,300 employees and a nearly $50 billion budget — handles. He recalled his childhood in inner-city Detroit and being raised by a single mother who worked as a “domestic” because she had just a third-grade education.
“We had no place to live … so I have actually in my life understood what housing insecurity was,” he told lawmakers.
He also cited the insight he gained from being involved in community programs during his time as head of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore.
Carson pledged he would go on a listening tour beginning at HUD itself and then across the country to “hear from the actual people with boots on the ground.”
— Ex-Dem🇺🇸Latina (@terrymendozer) January 12, 2017