Maxine Waters has criticized Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson during a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation meeting on Thursday. She called him an “educated fool.”
“Look at Ben Carson. My God. My grandmother would call him an educated fool,” Waters stated.
“Here’s a man who has a reputation of being a highly competent surgeon, but when he talks about poor people, he says they’re the cause of their poverty.
“He doesn’t understand why you didn’t do what he did and why you didn’t make it like he made it. And he doesn’t know the difference between slavery and immigration,” she went on.
Carson will be testifying before the House Financial Services Committee, where Waters is the top Democrat.
“He’s coming before my committee. If you think I took [Treasury Secretary Steve] Mnuchin on, you watch what I’m going to do to Ben Carson,” she said.
Last July Waters said Carson “doesn’t care about people in public housing,” and said she would “take his ass apart” during his testimony in front of her committee.