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Ilhan Omar Taunts Ben Carson. He Blasts Back With One Tweet.

On Tuesday, HUD Secretary Ben Carson had a contentious exchange with hard-left Congressman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) during which she insulted him by telling him he was “unqualified” for his job and said he was “carrying the water of what I believe to be one of the most morally bankrupt presidents in our nation’s history.”

After the exchange, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) mocked Carson, tweeting, “Not sure he was fully awake, maybe he meant to reclaim his time back to sleep.” Carson turned around and wrecked the pro-abortion representative, tweeting, “Since you brought it up… I know what it’s like to actually be sleepy, especially after 18-hour surgeries and operating on babies in the womb. I hope @IlhanMN knows I care about all people, even those she doesn’t recognize as having a right to life.”

The exchange between Pressley and Carson started like this:


Secretary Carson, I’ve waited a long time for this moment, but the residents of my district, the 7th Congressional in Massachusetts, have been waiting far longer for your agency to do its job. Colleagues across the aisle earlier were critical of the passion and even outraged that we’ve expressed on this side of the aisle; I make no apologies for that. This matter is very, very personal. Let me be clear: Housing is a fundamental human right, and the displacement of families should be regarded as the public health crisis that it is. Mr. Secretary, your pioneering work in pediatric neurology is historic, and it is is something to be commended, and so it pains me that your gifted hands and mind are doing the bidding and carrying the water of what I believe to be one of the most morally bankrupt presidents in our nation’s history, increasing rifts, evicting families. You mentioned that the operating room was a safe haven away from all the troubles of the world. A safe haven. That’s exactly what a home should be, and what every single person, particularly our children, deserve.

Today you are not here as a doctor or even as our Surgeon-General which I think might be better suited for your talents, but as the official tasked with leading the agency overseeing our nation’s crumbling housing stock. And for that, I do believe you are unqualified … When you imply that people are living in public housing because of a desire to be self-sufficient, questioning a work ethic, when we are eliminating stock but not increasing supply, people in the Massachusetts 7th Congressional district would have to work 84 hours to afford a decent one-bedroom at fair market rent … Given your medical background, perhaps you could weigh in on the health consequences of failing to invest in safe housing. Mr. Secretary, since I am short on time here, yes or no: is stable and safe housing a social determinant of health?

Carson: Sounds like you have not been here and heard most of my testimony.

Pressley: Please just answer my question, reclaiming my time. yes or no. Is stable and safe housing a social determinant of health?

Carson: There is no question that housing is an important part—

Pressley: Yes or no?

Carson: There is no question that it’s a part of health.

Pressley continued, finally asking, “Yes or no: if left unaddressed, do you believe the substandard housing conditions pose a risk to tenants’ physical, mental and emotional health, if left unaddressed?”

Carson: Yes or no: can you ask me some questions yourself —

Pressley: You don’t get to dictate what my line of questioning is. Reclaiming my time. You’re a very smart man.

Carson: You can reclaim it all you want.

Pressley: You’re a very smart man. You understand the question, Please answer it. Yes or no: if left unaddressed … do you believe the substandard housing conditions pose a risk to tenants’ physical, mental and emotional health?”

Carson: You already know the answer to that.

Pressley: Yes or no.

Carson: You know the answer.

Pressley: Yes or no. I know the answer. Do you know the answer? Yes or no.

Carson: Reclaiming my time.

Pressley: You don’t get to do that.

Carson: Oh.

Omar then tweeted:

Carson answered:

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  • Chuck says:

    When did Housing become a fundamental Human Right? Pardon me, but I don’t see “Housing” anywhere in the Constitution or Bill of Rights. Housing is an entitlement not a right.

    • CharlieSeattle says:

      Wrong. Housing is NOT an entitlement nor is it a right.

      Americans have the “opportunity” to procure their own housing.

  • Ulla Camp says:

    Presley you have NO reason to berate Mr. Carson, Neither should you…
    Instead you ought to look to those of your leaders, who keep on saying that borders are NOT NEEDED; since if we did NOT have ALL THOSE ILLEGAL ALIENS, we would NOT have much of a housing problem, and YES those in public housing who insist that “flipping burgers” is a career, yes then Mr. Carson is right on that point………..
    And if you think that MA is the only place where a one-bedroom cost “the white out of your eyes, you better do some searching, because it is NOT………

  • SweetLadyMary says:

    So right Chuck. But for Democrats, medical, housing, an income, food, is a right and society should make sure everyone has all items listed. They think people are not intelligent, responsible, or willing to work for these things. All these things should be provided by the individual unless there is a health issue or senior need .

  • Brianna D Penny says:

    I do wish he never got into politics though. He is too talented humble and wise to deal with the heathen in Washington.

  • gloria mcmillian says:

    Housing the world, feeding the world, health care for the world. Free, free, and free! Sickens me these Democrats. I was a Democrat for decades but ran as fast as I could when Democrats fell off the cliff into hate and socialism and removed myself from Democrat voter roles.

  • Earl says:

    Before Ayanna Pressley tries to have a battle of wits with Carson she had better make sure that she has some ammunition.

  • Joe says:

    She’s a hoe. Typical democrat.

  • SoCal Lady says:

    DEPORT ILHAN OMAR…She is anti-American, Anti-Christian. She Does NOT belong in our government because she will NOT obey and assimilate to our laws. OMAR got in office with Voter FRAUD! She cheated!
    She was VERY Rude to Dr. Carson!

  • CrustyOldGeezer says:

    Perhaps the nice ‘lady’ pretending her election granted her an AUTOMATIC 150 ADDITIONAL IQ POINTS to her existing 28 were to PAY ATTENTION?

    The ‘housing debacle has been ran by “BUREAUCRATS” since inception and has been destroyed by every damned one of them>
    And the SOLE REASON was because they were political appointees that were GIVEN JOBS they WERE NOT QUALIFIED FOR but they helped get CORRUPT POLITICIANS ELECTED!

    But, that’s probably a bit deeper than her brain is capable of…

  • Daniel Brofford says:

    Let those who want them to have housing pay for it. I don’t want too. Can you people see the difference between a good black man ( Carson ) and a nigger ( the Muslim ). Of course you can.

  • Chuck says:

    And another thing Congresswoman, Morally Bankrupt is a big word coming from the State that kept Ol’Teddy the philandering, drunken, womanizing, escaped justice for Murder in the Third Degree Kennedy on for so many years. Pot calling the Kettle black

  • Judy Stinger says:

    One can see how desperate the Democrats are when they go Into attack mode against a man like Ben Carson with unquestionable credentials, ethics, integrity, honesty, humanity and patriotism. They both tried to use their positions, all paid for by American taxpayers, to victimize Dr. Carson. But he, being the gentleman that he is, literally wiped the floor up with both of them and they were too stupid to even realize it. The only ones that they shamed and embarrassed are themselves as usual

  • Notalib says:

    Who are the total dead heads that elected her? You should be ashamed that you even registered to vote. Are you all Muslim? Who the hell else would vote for this corrupt woman?

    • Paula J says:

      Obama has brought in millions of Muslims from Somalia and other countries and put them into our communities in massive amounts. According to Omar, over 180,000 in Minnesota and over 400,000 in Michigan. They are out-voting citizens and even bragging they will become the majority. They are in Texas, Tennessee, Virginia, and who knows where else he has put them. While America slept, Obama “fundamentally changed” our country. He should be brought to justice for his treason.

  • Al says:

    Ben Carson is too intelligent for those ignorant demonRATS. He has his own easy going manner to deal with them. They can’t compete.

  • SusanP says:

    The entire democrat party is morally bankrupt. Is this the pot calling the kettle black?

  • Marie says:

    Ben Carson is an honorable and good man who has saved countless children in this country. He grew up in sub-standard housing and worked hard to get where he is. Something that everyone in this country has an opportunity to do. LEGAL CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY.

  • Charlotte says:

    So, if he is not qualified, WHAT makes her so qualified for her position? Same answer, life experience….and he has so much more!

  • Ron Brooks says:

    This confusion is one of the main problems in our government, and nation. Liberal schools have brainwashed many people to actually believe silly things such as housing being a fundamental right, it is not, that is a socialist approach. People have the ability to get off their lazy asses, go to work, save money, pay bills, and eventually they can perhaps buy a home of their own. Until then, they can rent one, but only if they pay their bills, and earn it. This is a nation of independence, not dependence. We have become a welfare nation, only slightly better than full on socialist dump.

  • Carole says:

    Don’t you just love these Congresswomen demanding a yes or no answer to questions that have no yes or no answer?

  • lloyd says:

    If I was a woman, I would never question Dr Carson about anything after all he has done for women and their babies over his lifetime. Then agai, what else would you expect from ignorant female democrats?

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