Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) believes Ben Carson should be fired for not doing his job as Housing and Urban Development Secretary. “It is HUD’s job to help end housing discrimination, that’s what the law said. You said you would enforce these laws. You haven’t, and I think that’s the scandal that should get you fired,” Warren said to Carson during a Senate hearing. Carson responded by saying, “Well, I don’t think that you have characterized things in any way close to what is accurate, but you’re welcome to say whatever you want.”
Warren believes that income disparity between black families and white families has severely worsened since the Civil Rights Movement. In the video she offers some statistics that support her claim. She states how she thinks Carson’s care about compliance costs rather than actual housing discrimination is him not doing his job. “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,” she added.
Carson was under scrutiny from many people for apparently spending taxpaying money on fancy furniture, but even Senator Warren doesn’t believe that rumor. However, Carson reaffirms his belief in needing to get new furniture for safety reasons, citing an incident where a person was struck by a nail and a chair collapsed with someone in it according to The Hill.