Maxine Waters just accused Housing and Urban Development Secretary as well as staunch Republican Trump supporter Ben Carson of not having the “intelligence to do the job.”
Yes, according to Rep. Waters, former neurosurgeon Ben Carson lacks “intelligence.”
“This guy just doesn’t have the background, the capability, the intelligence to do the job. He does not know what he’s doing,” Waters said on MSNBC’s AM Joy.
I guess Ms. Waters is still salty about Ben Carson sending her a scathing letter about her lack of basic manners and acting like "a true career politician" - a letter send in response to Waters blaming Trump for California's homelessness problem.
Here's that full letter, for reference:
Which one of these accusations do you agree with: the one against Carson or Mad Maxine?
Breitbart had the following to say about Waters' accusation of Carson's supposed lack of intelligence:
On Sunday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said former neurosurgeon Ben Carson did not have the “intelligence” for his current position as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Carson had said Waters lacks basic manners after she had written President Donald Trump a letter demanding answers on reports that the administration was considering moving homeless people off the streets in California.
Politico has more to say about Carson's original letter to Maxine Waters:
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson accused House Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) of hypocrisy on homelessness today in a blistering letter charging her with lacking “basic manners.”
“My mother always taught me that people shouldn’t throw rocks, especially while they live in a glass house,” Carson wrote, according to a copy of the letter obtained by POLITICO. “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 had written Trump on Oct. 28 demanding answers on reports that the administration is mulling moving homeless people off the streets in California.
“Your shamelessness knows no bounds,” Waters wrote in that letter.
Carson threw the charge back at her today in his response: “Shamelessness is a career politician of 30 years laying blame,” he wrote.
“Shamelessness is allowing more than 55,000 Americans to live on the very streets they represent,” Carson added, referring to the homeless population of Los Angeles city and county.