Ben Carson and Ilhan Omar exchange his disastrous testimony in Congress while asking if he & # 39; is not completely awake & # 39; and hits back with an attack on her because he is pro-choice
- Carson was concerned with tense questions with Rep. Ayanna Pressley during a hearing of the Financial Services Committee on Tuesday
- She taught him repeatedly and asked him if a substandard housing is a risk
- He also mistakenly thought of Rep. Katie Porter referred to an Oreo cookie when she asked him what a REO – a real estate organization – is
- Rep. Ilhan Omar tweeted that Carson & # 39; not completely awake & # 39; used to be
- Carson struck back referring to his career as surfing and brought forward Omar's position on abortion
- He also tried to clean up the Oreo mess with a tweet
Ben Carson, Minister of Housing and Urban Development, continued his feud with Democrats from Congress and returned to Rep. Ilhan Omar after she accused him & # 39; not fully awake & # 39; to be during a testimony from Congress.
The fight with the Minnesota Democrat came after a tense exchange that Carson had with Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley, who wore Carson during a hearing with questions about the state of the people's home.
"Yes or no, if it is not addressed … you believe that substandard public housing conditions pose a risk to the physical mental and emotional health of tenants", Pressley asked.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson hit back on delegate Ilhan Omar after she made jokes about his conference statements
& # 39; Yes or no? & # 39; Pressley pressed him. & # 39; You already know the answer, & # 39; Carson responded slowly.
& # 39; I know the answer. Do you know the answer? & # 39; she snarled.
After several rounds of back and forth, Carson told her: & # 39; reclaim my time & # 39; – a sentence that legislators use when monitoring witness testimony. & # 39; You can't do that, & # 39; she said to him.
After the hearing, Rep. Omar to the defense of her colleague. She tweeted a link to the exchange and then wrote: "Not sure he was completely awake, maybe he wanted to put his time back to sleep," she wrote on Tuesday evening.
Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Busy hearing of Carson during a House Banking Committee hearing
& # 39; I know the answer. Do you know the answer? & # 39; Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Told Carson in tense questions
IS COFFEE AVAILABLE? Rep. Ilhan Omar joked that Carson was perhaps meant to put his time back to sleep & # 39;
Omar wrote that she wasn't sure if Carson & # 39; completely awake & # 39; used to be
Carson responded by attacking its position on abortion
Carson, a former pediatric neurosurgeon who wrote a book, & # 39; Gifted Hands & # 39 ;, about his emergence from a difficult childhood, hit back on Twitter, Fox news reported.
& # 39; Since you mentioned it … I know what it's like to be really sleepy, especially after 18-hour surgeries and surgeries for babies in the womb. I hope @IlhanMN knows that I care about all people, even those who do not recognize them as a right to life. & # 39;
The line was a shot in the direction of abortion. Omar has imposed state restrictions on abortion rights and tweeted & # 39; & # 39; Women's rights are human rights & # 39; & # 39 ;.
Carson, who was confirmed by a vote of 58-41 in the Senate, despite his lack of housing experience and had never led a federal entity, also blurted under the interrogation by California's Democratic representative Katie Porter, who wanted to know if he knew what was a REO – a reference to rates owned by the property.
& # 39; Do you know what a REO is? & # 39; Porter asked him.
& # 39; An Oreo? & # 39; Carson responded.
& # 39; No. No Oreo. & # 39; An R-E-O. An R-E-O, & # 39; Porter answered.
Carson tried to clean up the mess on Twitter.
& # 39; OH, REO! Thanks, @RepKatiePorter Carson wrote on Twitter and posted a photo of him with a bag of cookies. & # 39; Enjoying a few hearings after hearing. You can send something! & # 39;
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