Tucker Carlson pummeled Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters (Calif.) on statements she made on housing as she attacked Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson.
Maxine said that when Carson testifies before the House Financial Services Committee, of which she is the ranking member, “He doesn’t care about people in public housing,” and “He believes that if you are poor, it is your own fault. And he doesn’t know the difference between an immigrant and a slave.”
Carlson responded to Waters’ comments on his show, calling her a “confirmed expert” on housing. He then lambasted the congresswoman for being hypocritical.
Wednesday, “Tucker Carlson Tonight” host Tucker Carlson responded to Rep. Maxine Waters’ (D-CA) threat to take Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson’s “ass apart” because she believes he knows nothing about the HUD’s mission.
Carlson noted that Waters, a politician for 40 years, lives in a 6,000 square-foot mansion worth $4.3 million that is not even in her congressional district, saying that “almost qualifies her to be HUD Secretary herself.”
“[W]aters is a confirmed expert on the question of housing, especially her own housing,” Carlson stated. “Consider where she lives, in a 6,000 square foot, $4.3 million mansion in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Now, how did she afford a place like that after having spent the last 40 years working in government? We hate to speculate. How did she keep getting reelected despite not living in her own Congressional district? No clue there either. The district Waters actually represents in Congress has the second-highest percentage of African-American residents in the state of California.”
He continued, “Now, the neighborhood where Waters actually lives is just six percent black or, as she might put it herself if she didn’t live there, it is segregated — like 1950s level segregated. And as we’ve mentioned, it is really, really rich. So, how did Maxine Waters pull off a housing coup like that, who knows, but it almost qualifies her to be HUD Secretary herself.”