Ben Carson Shoots Down Dem’s Call for His Resignation: Hearings Are ‘Just Attack,’ Not Policies

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson is knocking down a congressional Democrat’s call for his resignation after this week’s heated hearing, slamming it as nothing but “attack, attack, attack.”

After appearing at this week’s House Financial Services Committee hearing, Carson was met with criticism from Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.), as she accused him of lying to Congress over whether rule changes would affect transgender individuals.

Watch the exchange below:

HUD, however, proposed a new rule on Wednesday to allow federally funded shelters to deny transgender individuals admission on religious grounds.

Wexton then claimed on Thursday that Carson’s “proven himself to be deceitful and inept” and called for him to resign.

Carson later clarified on his remarks:

“When I responded to the congresswoman’s question, I believed she was asking whether HUD was going to take away the anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ persons in the rule. We are not, as I stated. I later realized she was asking a very technical question about the code of federal regulations on self-identified gender. I then called her to clarify that our intention is to stop treating sex and self-identified gender as the same, because I believe Washington shouldn’t be telling the rest of America how to determine whether someone is a man or a woman.”

In response to calls for his resignation, Carson told Fox Business on Friday that it has reached “a very sad point in our country where a hearing that is supposed to be about what the policies are becomes just attack, attack, attack.” He added, “Not really being very interested in what the answers are.”

The HUD secretary pondered what Wexton “would say if she knew how much I’ve had to resist people who wanted the rule taken down all together.”

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During Tuesday’s hearing, Carson made an Oreo gaffe as he answered another congresswoman’s remark regarding Real Estate Owned (REO) properties, as IJR Red reported. The moment was eaten up over Carson’s response, but he later clarified he wasn’t embarrassed because he simply was “having difficulty hearing her.”

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Susan
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Susan

Ben Carson is not a LIAR – period. He is a very truthful and learned man and does every job well. This young woman is haughty, spending time elating her past positions to him, which is irrelevant. We TRUST she is in this job for a reason, so GET ON WITH THE POINT. The questions asked are laced with smirkiness and disrespect for Mr. Carson. What is she supposed to be finding out? Are the questions geared to just entrap people or solve a problem. More wasted time in congress. I wish Ben would do what Trump does – get… Read more »

Gene Blodgett
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Gene Blodgett

This is a man that said the pyramids were grain storage!

Mike
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Wha???! She can’t attack Ben Carson! This is an outrageous example of white privilege! DAT racis!

Ann
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Ann

Ben Carson, of all Trump appointees, is one of the most moral, honest, above reproach, individuals I have observed. It will take far more than some dim witted congresswoman to change my opinion. Nice try.

WayHungLow
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WayHungLow

Ben Carson is the only Presidential candidate that I have ever donated money to and personally endorsed. He would have been a much better POTUS than Trump. Carson grew up in the ghetto, hung out in libraries instead of the streets, and made his mother proud by becoming a neurosurgeon. Carson is a pure role model, someone who deserves respect. By the way, I am a caucasian from the south and believe it or not, we are not racist Conservatives. I had no choice but to vote for Trump.

Tracy
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Democrats continue to prove that they have lost their minds.

Jose Martinez
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If it were a Republican to a Democrat, he would be accused of racism! Let’s accuse Wexton of being racists. That’s what DemocRATS ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS do.

Crystal Nelson-Mourad
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We are too focused on personalities rather than issues. Honest discourse has become impossible.

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