‘You Should Be Fired’: Elizabeth Warren Unloads On Ben Carson For Failing To His Job— Watch:
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) slammed Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Thursday, castigating him for failing to do his job.
Testifying before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, Carson discussed his tenure as HUD secretary and his priorities for the department.
During an extraordinary exchange, Sen. Warren made mention of the scandal currently plaguing his office ― that it spent $31,000 of taxpayer money on a dining set for his office ― but she was quick to call out the secretary for failing to advance HUD’s mission of ending housing discrimination.
“Mr. Secretary, a lot of people are criticizing you for spending tens of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money on fancy furniture, and, don’t get me wrong, I think scamming the taxpayers is a scandal,” Warren said after a fiery line of questioning. “But the biggest scandal of your tenure is your unwillingness to do your job and enforce the laws that reduce housing discrimination and segregation across this country.”
She described how housing discrimination has exacerbated the wage gap between white families and black families in America.
“We are going backwards,” she said. “It is HUD’s job to help end housing discrimination. That’s what the law said. You said you would enforce these laws. You haven’t, and I think that’s the scandal that should get you fired.”
Take a look at Thursday’s clash in the video below.