Ben Carson answers questions during his Housing and Urban Development confirmation hearing. Photo credit: The Political Insider
During the HUD Confirmation Hearing on Thursday, Ben Carson, made it clear to the Senate Democrats that Equal rights don’t mean extra rights.
His response to Sen. Sherrod Brown regarding enforcing LGBT protections was rather straight to the point.
Ben Carson stated, “Of course, I would enforce all the laws of the land.”
He added afterward, “What I have said before is I don’t think anyone should get ‘extra right.’”
His response on the matter made it real clear that he is adamant in his statement regarding extra rights. His opening speech to the Senate Committee involves a brief story of his mom’s struggle with “housing insecurity.”
“She didn’t have any skills, basically a third-grade education, and we had no place to live,” he said. “She couldn’t afford the house so we ended up moving to Boston, moving in with relatives. So I have actually in my life understood what housing insecurity was. And we were there in Boston for a couple of years.”
He said his mother told him, “The person who has the most to do with determining where you live is you.” Ben Carson has been previously criticized regarding…