Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson fired back at freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) after she publicly criticized him after he testified in a hearing on Tuesday.
Omar tried to bash Carson during his testimonial before the House Financial Services Committee.
She said, “Not sure he was fully awake, maybe he meant to reclaim his time back to sleep.”
Not sure he was fully awake, maybe he meant to reclaim his time back to sleep. https://t.co/t25Pta8bVY
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 22, 2019
Omar was hinting at Carson’s request to reclaim time during a heated battle with Democrat Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass).
Carson fired back on Twitter.
Since you brought it up… I know what it's like to actually be sleepy, especially after 18-hour surgeries and operating on babies in the womb. I hope @IlhanMN knows I care about all people, even those she doesn't recognize as having a right to life. https://t.co/BRl3ibSKM3
— Ben Carson (@SecretaryCarson) May 22, 2019
The freshman progressive has been facing the heat with numerous controversial statements. On Tuesday, while being interviewed on the Nation, she bashed on Republican supporters by saying America has a major problem with ignorance, and that problem is “pervasive.”
Marissa Martinez is a political contributor for Accuracy in Media. She is the former political director to Massachusetts Governor’s re-election campaign, alumna of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and political consultant to national PACs. Follow her AIM border stories, @MarissaAlisa