Carson Shreds Maxine Waters After She Says Trump's 'Shamelessness Knows No Bounds'
Housing and Urban Development Secretary responds to letter
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson blasted Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) in response to her letter to President Donald Trump in which she stated his "shamelessness knows no bounds."
Water's letter read:
“Your shamelessness knows no bounds. 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."
“Shamelessness is a career politician of 30 years laying blame. Shamelessness is allowing more than 55,000 Americans to live on the very streets they represent.”
Carson also stated:
“My mother always taught me that people shouldn’t throw rocks, especially while they live in a glass house."
"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," according to Politico.
“To me, the most compassionate, obvious, and logical solution would be to get as many homeless Americans off the streets — with a roof over their heads — as soon as humanly possible."
"I have sent multiple letters to your office and requested numerous meetings, but each time you’ve refused. Basic manners elude you, and it seems that instead of producing results, you’re more interested in producing cheap headlines at the President’s expense — like a true career politician.”
Carson then added that "shamelessness is allowing anyone other than a biological female into a battered women’s shelter.”
In Waters’ letter, she wrote:
“Given this deplorable track record, I demand that you provide additional information on your Administration’s recent report, ‘The State of Homelessness in America,’ and your reported plans to unilaterally demolish homeless tent camps and relocate homeless individuals to federally-owned facilities."
"As you know, homelessness in this country has reached crisis proportions, and this effort would be one of the numerous cruel, unlawful, and unpatriotic actions you have taken during what will hopefully be a short-lived presidency.”
In October, Waters slammed Republican lawmakers for supporting Trump, saying they were “willing to harm our country," during a broadcast of “AM Joy” on MSNBC.
“The president is all about himself. Now, if you want to know something, I am disgusted with those spineless members of the Senate who don’t have the guts to stand up for this country."
"Many of them have defined themselves as patriotic. They’re not patriotic. They are spineless, and they’re not willing to step up and do what needs to be done in recognizing the danger of this president. They are willing to harm our country.”