Doctor Ben Carson Grilled On What Qualifies Him To Be HUD Secretary At Confirmation Hearing

January 12, 2017 C-SPAN News
Ben Carson testified at a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on his nomination to be Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) secretary in the Donald Trump administration. Dr. Carson, a former neurosurgeon and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, spoke extensively about his childhood growing up in poverty, and answered questions on a variety of housing issues, including rental vouchers, tribal housing, and federal backing of mortgage loans. He was also asked to reconcile his personal views on poverty and LGBT rights with HUD’s responsibility in adjudicating fair housing access cases.

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