Dayuuuum! Talk about methodically ripping somebody a new one. That’s how it went for Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, the “ripee,” earlier this week.
The “ripper,” Rep. Al Green (D-Houston) actually sliced and diced Carson mercilessly during a congressional hearing on proposed budget cuts of around $6 billion to HUD.
Green kept asking for specific numbers from Carson … for an itemization of the cuts. As Green pressed him specifically on public housing, an inept Carson could only say that the cuts would be “in the neighborhood of” $2 billion to $3 billion.
As you watch the video above, Green deservedly begins to get more and frustrated when Carson would not give him specifics on cuts to housing vouchers and community development block grants.
“If you don’t know, I will accept that as an answer,” Green finally said, though Carson insisted that he did know but didn’t “want to open the books and look at the numbers.”