Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson wrote a scathing letter this week to Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) accusing her of “shamelessness” and lacking in “basic manners.”
Carson’s letter was in response to Waters’ own effort — which she sent to President Donald Trump last month amid reports that the White House was considering plans to remove homeless people off the streets of California.
“Your shamelessness knows no bounds,” the Democrat who represents California’s 43rd congressional district wrote.
Carson unleashed in his response.
“Shamelessness is a career politician of 30 years laying blame,” he railed.
“Shamelessness is allowing more than 55,000 Americans to live on the very streets they represent,” he also said.
“I was a little surprised to read your hostile letter to President Trump regarding the record number of homeless Americans in California, particularly in your district,” Carson wrote to the California Democrat https://t.co/qx7udoXUx2
— POLITICO (@politico) November 18, 2019
Carson pivoted to noting that he’s given Waters ample opportunity to discuss the homelessness crisis in her state and district — and she has yet to respond.
“I have sent multiple letters to your office and requested numerous meetings, but each time you’ve refused,” Carson wrote.
“Basic manners elude you and it seems that instead of producing results, you’re more interested in producing cheap headlines at the president’s expense — like a true career politician,” Carson also wrote.
The good doctor even referenced controversial comments he made previously about concerns that “big, hairy men” were trying to enter women’s shelters.
“Shamelessness is allowing anyone other than a biological female into a battered women’s shelter,” he added.
Tucker: How did Maxine Waters afford $4.3M mansion? https://t.co/1dlVaYNJUy
— E Holdzkom (@Brthrnofdacoast) July 6, 2017
In a statement to The Hill, Waters continued her shamelessness, in our view, by taunting Carson for not being important enough to get a meeting with her.
“Instead of whining about his inability to get on my schedule, he should take some time to focus on the over half a million people experiencing homelessness in this country,” she said, adding that Carson “should contain his tantrums.”
This, from the woman who screeches impeachment at every corner and has instructed her followers to harass Trump supporters in public places.
The feud between Carson and Waters goes back quite some time, with the latter apparently not thrilled with a self-made successful person of color working with the president.
In the summer of 2017, Waters sneered that Carson should go back to being a surgeon — and threatened that if he should meet her in Congress again, she’ll “take his a** apart.”
— The Hill (@thehill) September 10, 2018
Waters was named “one of the most corrupt members of Congress” by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.
Ethical concerns first arose from a case that involved steering $12 million in bailout funds to a bank on which her husband sat on the board.
The California Democrat owns a 6,000 square-foot mansion worth $4.3 million on the salary of a congressional representative.
She has been caught paying her own daughter $750,000 to mail out campaign flyers.
This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.
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