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Ben Carson accuses Maxine Waters of 'shamelessness,' hypocrisy on homelessness


Added 11-19-19 03:58:01pm EST - “Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson sent a scathing letter to House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) over her criticism of President Trump's approach to combating homelessness,…” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Ben Carson accuses Maxine Waters of 'shamelessness,' hypocrisy on homelessness”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonTrump launches effort to boost support among black voters Zoning is not the answer to all our housing problems Freer housing is 'fairer housing' — HUD should tie funding to looser zoning MORE sent a scathing letter to House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersHouse passes Ex-Im Bank reboot bill opposed by White House, McConnell White House, McConnell come out against House bill on Ex-Im Bank Divides over China, fossil fuels threaten House deal to reboot Ex-Im Bank MORE (D-Calif.) over her criticism of President TrumpDonald John TrumpMost Americans break with Trump on Ukraine, but just 45 percent think he should be removed: poll Judge orders Democrats to give notice if they request Trump's NY tax returns Trump's doctor issues letter addressing 'speculation' about visit to Walter Reed MORE’s approach to combating homelessness, accusing the congresswoman of being hypocritical about the issue.

In the letter, Carson accused Waters of exuding "shamelessness" for criticizing Trump over reports about the administration's potential plans to crack down on homelessness in California, according to a copy obtained by The Hill. Politico first reported on the letter sent by Carson. 

“My mother always taught me that people shouldn’t throw rocks, especially while they live in a glass house,” Carson wrote. “Because of that wise lesson, 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.”

Waters in late October sent a letter to the White House demanding answers about its reported plans to push homeless people off the streets in California. The administration has discussed tearing down existing homeless camps in areas such as Los Angeles, according to The Washington Post. 

"Your shamelessness knows no bounds," Waters, whose congressional district encompasses the southern part of Los Angeles county, wrote. "From day one of your presidency, you have attacked our democracy and now you have set your ire on the 550,000 Americans who on any given night experience homelessness."

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