Word is out that P-E Trump will nominate Dr. Ben Carson for the cabinet position of Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
The ever watchful Nancy Pelosi honked: “Our country deserves a HUD Secretary with the relevant experience. Dr. Carson is a disturbingly unqualified choice. Dec 5, 2016″
Where was Fancy Nancy when Obama nominated San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro for HUDSEC?
According to Politico, HUD awarded San Antonio $8.6 million in 2008 as part of the national Neighborhood Stabilization Program. On Mayor Castro’s watch, San Antonio failed to properly spend funds.
- Two and a half million in renovation contracts were awarded without a competitive bidding, a typical scam politicians use to line the pockets of their campaign contributors and cronies.
- Another $1.1 million was used to acquire and fix up properties that, oopsies, never went toward housing lower-income families as required by HUD.
Oh well. As one tweeter noted, “Corruption is a resume enhancer for Democrats.”
It seems that honesty, integrity, brilliance, and a good work ethic are detractors for Republicans. Plus, you know,