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Mark Wilson/Getty Images; Aaron Davidson / Getty Images for Habitat for Humanity of BrowardRep. Ilhan Omar, left, mocked Housing and Urban Development Secretary Benjamin Carson on Twitter this week, claiming Carson had trouble staying awake for a House committee hearing. But Carson, right, pictured in a file photo from a 2017 trip to Florida, struck back hard -- using his own experience as a brain surgeon to make his point. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images; Aaron Davidson / Getty Images for Habitat for Humanity of Broward)
First, Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota mocked HUD Secretary Ben Carson for not meeting her standards of perkiness during a recent congressional hearing.
“Not sure he was fully awake, maybe he meant to reclaim his time back to sleep,” Omar tweeted, referring to Carson’s request for time while Democrats assailed him with questions during a Tuesday hearing before the Democrat-dominated House Financial Services Committee.
Carson, who as a brain surgeon saved countless lives, reminded Omar that he has some first-hand experience with the powers of concentration and staying alert.
“Since you brought it up… I know what it’s like to actually be sleepy, especially after 18-hour surgeries and operating on babies in the womb. I hope @IlhanMN knows I care about all people, even those she doesn’t recognize as having a right to life,” Carson tweeted, referring to Omar’s recent attack on Alabama for a law that would outlaw most abortions.
Since you brought it up… I know what it’s like to actually be sleepy, especially after 18-hour surgeries and operating on babies in the womb. I hope @IlhanMN knows I care about all people, even those she doesn’t recognize as having a right to life. https://t.co/BRl3ibSKM3
— Ben Carson (@SecretaryCarson) May 22, 2019
If Omar lives to be 100 she will never accomplish as much good as Dr. Ben Carson did in one week of his life. Nor will she have the intelligence or the humanity. She is shameless and a massive drag on the Dems. Only good thing she’ll ever do.
— Linda Suhler, PhD (@LindaSuhler) May 22, 2019
Sec. Carson, I am sorry that the hearing is framed to misconstrue your values and humanity with restricting you to “yes” or “no” responses. Having known you since 1987, I trust your faith and the biblical ref/ Hopkins motto will sustain you…”The truth will set you free.”
— Robert Van Boven (@robert_boven) May 22, 2019
I watched the disrespectful way you were treated in the hearing. I am proud of you for NOT playing their game. If they want to have a real conversation and do something without grand-standing, let them come to your office. We support you!
— Eric (@EricInSacto) May 22, 2019
How much tax money do illegal immigrants spend for Housing assistance when American citizens who qualify for the assistance but cannot get it ?https://t.co/i0putgvgvk
— Sui Huang (@SuiHuang10) May 20, 2019
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