Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson lambasted Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) on Monday. He outright accused her of caring more about show-boating than working to address homelessness in her district and he told the congresswoman: “Basic manners elude you.” This concerned a nasty letter Waters wrote to President Trump on homelessness. Bravo for Carson… that’s the absolute truth.
“My mother always taught me that people shouldn’t throw rocks, especially while they live in a glass house,” Carson wrote to Waters in a letter obtained by Politico. “Because of that wise lesson, I was a little surprised to read your hostile letter to President [Donald] Trump regarding the record number of homeless Americans in California, particularly in your district.”
“Sec. Carson was reacting to a letter Rep. Waters wrote President Trump last month, where she told the president, “Your shamelessness knows no bounds,” demanding details on his administration’s “reported plans to unilaterally demolish homeless tent camps and relocate homeless individuals to federally-owned facilities.”
“Shamelessness is a career politician of 30 years laying blame,” Carson wrote in response. “Shamelessness is allowing more than 55,000 Americans to live on the very streets they represent.”
“The HUD chief went on to defend the Trump administration’s plans by saying, “To me, the most compassionate, obvious, and logical solution would be to get as many homeless Americans off the streets — with a roof over their heads — as soon as humanly possible.”
“I have sent multiple letters to your office and requested numerous meetings, but each time you’ve refused,” Carson continued. “Basic manners elude you and it seems that instead of producing results, you’re more interested in producing cheap headlines at the President’s expense — like a true career politician.”
“Carson and Waters have had several feuds during Carson’s tenure with the Trump administration, with Waters saying in 2017 that the HUD secretary — a brain surgeon by trade who grew up in poverty — “doesn’t care about people in public housing.”‘
Waters’ Oct. 28 letter demanded answers about the administration’s potential plan to push homeless Californians off the street and out of homeless camps, Politico reported. Maxine Waters has done nothing to help the homeless and she has no room to talk here. In fact, her policies have made the situation in California much, much worse. Trump and Carson are proposing actions that would work and help those who are homeless.
In a statement to The Hill, Waters said Carson has been a “complete failure” as HUD secretary. No, hasn’t… he’s been exemplary in his position. The same can certainly not be said for Maxine Waters who is vicious as well as corrupt.
Just listen to this vile woman via The Hill:
“Most recently, it was reported that he and this disgraceful President want to raze homeless camps, round up persons experiencing homelessness and force them to live in unused and unsuitable federal buildings,” she added.
“All of this demonstrates his lack of competence as HUD secretary and the cruelty of this Administration. Instead of whining about his inability to get on my schedule, he should take some time to focus on the over half a million people experiencing homelessness in this country.”
“Waters pointed to her bill to to provide $13.2 billion in funding to solve issues pertaining to homelessness, arguing that “we have yet to see any productive solutions come out of this dysfunctional and corrupt Administration.”
“[Carson] should contain his tantrums and leave his mother out of this,” she said.”
Carson also alluded to the dust-up over his comments about transgender people this fall. He has maintained that he was merely repeating a concern that “big, hairy men” were trying to enter women’s shelters and refused to apologize for the remark when he appeared before Waters’ committee last month. “Shamelessness is allowing anyone other than a biological female into a battered women’s shelter,” Carson wrote.
That was brutal and totally appropriate. I love it and I still love Ben Carson.