Watch a Furious Elizabeth Warren Tell Ben Carson to His Face That He Should Be Fired
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) called for the firing of Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson because of his broken promise to enforce anti-discrimination laws in housing.
“Mr. Secretary, a lot of people are criticizing you for spending tens of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money on fancy furniture, and, don’t get me wrong, I think scamming the taxpayers is a scandal,” Warren said after questioning Carson. “But the biggest scandal of your tenure is your unwillingness to do your job and enforce the laws that reduce housing discrimination and segregation across this country."
Carson had previously given his word to enforce anti-discrimination laws and reportedly described himself as a "huge fan" of past civil rights legislation. His brief tenure has demonstrated the exact opposite, as the secretary seems determined to go so far as removing anti-discrimination language from his own department's mission statement.
Warren was having none of Carson's deflections and became visibly angry at his smug demeanor. She eventually told the secretary to his face that he should be terminated.
“It is HUD’s job to help end housing discrimination, that’s what the law said," Warren explained. "You said you would enforce these laws. You haven’t, and I think that’s the scandal that should get you fired."
Watch Warren's remarks below.