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News Wednesday, Jan 11 2017

American Bridge Statement on Ben Carson’s Nomination Hearing

Jan 11, 2017

Ahead of Ben Carson’s nomination hearing in the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs this Thursday, American Bridge president Jessica Mackler released the following statement:

“Ben Carson admits he’s not qualified to lead a government agency, and yet he is set to lead an agency whose core functions–combatting housing discrimination and poverty–he disagrees with. It is egregious that any senator would support a HUD nominee who has called anti-discrimination housing laws ‘communism’ and said that the government has no place in fighting poverty.

“Instead of protecting hard-working families who need affordable housing, Carson will continue to line Trump’s pockets with millions in HUD subsidies, just another way Trump is set to profit off of American taxpayers.”

American Bridge’s research and video on Ben Carson is available at Follow @American_Bridge for rapid response updates during the hearing.


Published: Jan 11, 2017

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