Huckabee: Is Pelosi “Racist Or Just Dumb?”
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) blasted 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,” Huckabee tweeted on Monday.
“Fancy Nancy Pelosi says he’s not qualified; is she racist or just dumb?”
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
Pelosi called Carson a “disconcerting and disturbingly unqualified choice” in a statement Monday.
“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.
Trump said in a statement Carson has a “brilliant mind” and said the former neurosurgeon is “passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities.”