During a full House Financial Services Committee hearing with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), when questioned by Representative Al Green (D-TX), former brain surgeon Secretary Ben Carson refused to answer simple questions about the amounts of cuts to specific budgetary programs. Carson attempted to launch his own narrative at one point with “I’d like to talk about …” and Rep. Green had to remind the Secretary that the reason for his presence was to answer questions posed by the committee. Unfortunately, very little in the way of answers was provided.
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