Chuck Schumer Really Doesn’t Think Ben Carson Is Qualified For HUD

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., the Democratic Policy Committee chairman, leaves a news conference after he and other leaders spoke to reporters after the Democratic-led Senate rejected conditions that House Republicans ... Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., the Democratic Policy Committee chairman, leaves a news conference after he and other leaders spoke to reporters after the Democratic-led Senate rejected conditions that House Republicans attached to a temporary spending bill, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. On the brink of a government shutdown, the Senate voted 54-46 on Monday to strip a one-year delay in President Barack Obama's health care law from the bill that would keep the government operating. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) MORE LESS
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Incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said he has deep concerns about Ben Carson’s ability to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

President-elect Donald Trump announced Carson’s nomination on Monday.

“I have serious concerns about Dr. Carson’s lack of expertise and experience in dealing with housing issues,” Schumer said in a statement. “Someone who is as anti-government as him is a strange fit for Housing Secretary, to say the least. As he moves through the confirmation process, Americans deserve to know that their potential HUD Secretary is well versed in housing policy and has a vision for federal housing programs that meets the needs of Americans across the country and seeks to provide access to those that we haven’t reached already.”

Carson had previously been considered, but his spokesman Armstrong Williams had come out and said that Carson was not interested in serving because he didn’t have the experience.

“Dr. Carson was never offered a specific position, but everything was open to him,” Williams told The Hill newspaper in November. “Dr. Carson feels he has no government experience; he’s never run a federal agency. The last thing he would want to do was take a position that could cripple the presidency.”

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  1. Avatar for hoagie hoagie says:

    This appointment says so much about Rump. Give the black guy the “black” department (yeah, only the blacks need public housing assistance and urban help) and it’s a department you don’t care about anyway, so who cares if he fucks it up. Shamefully obvious.

  2. Carson is qualified to be a great White House lawn jockey.

  3. More than a grainery of truth to that.

  4. “Dr. Carson feels he has no government experience; he’s never run a federal agency. The last thing he would want to do was take a position that could cripple the presidency.”

    Worrying about crippling Trump's Presidency is like being concerned you'll ruin Stephen Hawking's chances of running a marathon if you break his ankle.
  5. Know what Chucky-woo? Ben Carson is least of our problems.

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