Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi released a statement Monday attacking Dr. Ben Carson as the new HUD director under President Trump.
Pelosi called Carson, the former Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland, “disturbingly unqualified” for the job.
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on President-elect Trump’s nomination of Dr. Ben Carson for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development:
“Dr. Ben Carson is a disconcerting and disturbingly unqualified choice to lead a department as complex and consequential as Housing and Urban Development.
“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.
“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.”
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) December 5, 2016
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 5, 2016