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Rep. Maxine Waters Gets a Clean Knockout on Sec. Ben Carson

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) burned the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson during a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation meeting on Thursday, calling him an “educated fool.”

Her comments were reported by the Washington Examiner.

“Look at Ben Carson. My God. My grandmother would call him an educated fool,” Waters said.

“Here’s a man who has a reputation of being a highly competent surgeon, but when he talks about poor people, he says they’re the cause of their poverty. He doesn’t understand why you didn’t do what he did and why you didn’t make it like he made it. And he doesn’t know the difference between slavery and immigration,” she said.Carson is going to testify before the House Financial Services Committee, where Waters is the top Democrat.

“He’s coming before my committee. If you think I took [Treasury Secretary Steve] Mnuchin on, you watch what I’m going to do to Ben Carson,” she asserted.

This is not the first time Waters has targeted Carson.

Waters said in July that Carson “doesn’t care about people in public housing,” and warned that she would “take his ass apart” when he testified before the committee.

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