Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson confused real estate owned (REO) foreclosed properties for OREO cookies when questioned by Democratic Rep. Katie Porter of California during a House Financial Services Committee hearing.
Carson repeatedly dodged a question about safe public housing from Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.
When Carson dodged her yes-or-no question, Pressley said she was “reclaiming” her time, which Carson mockingly did.
CLIP: Complete exchange between Rep. Pressley and Secretary Carson.@SecretaryCarson: “Reclaiming my time.”@RepPressley: “You don’t get to do that.”— CSPAN (@cspan) May 21, 2019
Carson: “Oh.”@RepMaxineWaters: “The time belongs to the gentle lady.” pic.twitter.com/HFlS749tji