Pelosi Calls Carson ‘Unqualified Choice’ For HUD Secretary

Nancy Pelosi is lashing out at Donald Trump for nominating Ben Carson for secretary of the Housing and Urban Development, The Associated Press reported.

The California Democrat, who recently beat back a challenger to win another term as the minority leader of the House of Representatives, on Monday called Carson a “disconcerting and disturbingly unqualified choice.” Pelosi, citing the needs of property owners as well as renters, called for another nominee who has the “relevant experience” for the Cabinet position.

Carson, a retired pediatric brain surgeon who endorsed Trump after ending his own campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, has no background in housing or urban-development issues. “There is no evidence that Dr. Carson brings the necessary credentials to hold a position with such immense responsibilities and impact on families and communities across America,” Pelosi declared in a written statement.

When Trump announced his pick for HUD, he told reporters: “Ben shares my optimism about the future of our country and is part of ensuring that this is a presidency representing all Americans.”

Previously, Carson appeared to be among those whom the president-elect was considering for secretary of the Health and Human Services Department. The former doctor might have been better qualified for that job, but he decided to withdraw his name from Trump’s short list.

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