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Cummings Issues Statement on Nomination of Dr. Ben Carson for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Dec 5, 2016
Press Release

Cummings Issues Statement on Nomination of Dr. Ben Carson for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

 

Washington, D.C. (Dec. 5, 2016)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement on the nomination of Dr. Ben Carson for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development:

“It is clear President-elect Trump has no interest in protecting American homeowners from Wall Street abuses.  His pick to lead the Treasury Department is a Wall Street hedge fund manager who made millions of dollars putting Americans out of their homes, and he has now selected someone woefully unqualified to run the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  During his time in Baltimore, Dr. Ben Carson was a phenomenal neurosurgeon, but he has no experience developing housing policy affecting tens of millions of households or running a complex federal agency, as his own spokesman admitted just last month.  Mr. Trump said during the campaign he would support working-class Americans, but his appointments make it clear he intends nothing of the sort.”

Background:

Just last month Dr. Carson’s spokesman said, “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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