Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) SLAMMED House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Monday, after she called Ben Carson unqualified to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Ben Carson is first HUD Sec to have actually lived in gov’t housing. Fancy Nancy Pelosi says he’s not qualified; is she racist or just dumb?
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) December 5, 2016
“Ben Carson is first HUD Sec to have actually lived in gov’t housing,” Huckabee tweeted on Monday.
Pelosi called Carson a “disconcerting and disturbingly unqualified choice” in a statement Monday.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) December 5, 2016
“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,” Pelosi said in the statement.
“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.”
Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill criticized Huckabee for the comments.