Ben Carson to Maxine Waters: ‘Basic manners elude you’
HUD Secretary Ben Carson blasted Rep. Maxine Waters in a scathing letter on Monday, calling her a “true career politician” who cares more about getting “cheap headlines” than caring for her own constituents.
Carson’s letter was in response to a letter Waters sent to President Trump last month attacking him for reportedly considering moving homeless people from Los Angeles and other California cities off the streets and into unused government facilities. “Your shamelessness knows no bounds,” Waters wrote.
In his response, Carson wrote, “My mother always taught me that people shouldn’t throw rocks, especially while they live in a glass house… Shamelessness is a career politician of 30 years laying blame,” he continued. “Shamelessness is allowing more than 55,000 Americans to live on the very streets they represent…
“Basic manners elude you and it seems that instead of producing results, you’re more interested in producing cheap headlines at the President’s expense — like a true career politician,” Carson added.