Or it takes a brain surgeon to run HUD.
Ben Carson Confirmed as HUD Secretary by Jon Boughtin
By a vote of 58-41, the U.S. Senate confirmed Dr. Ben Carson today as the next Secretary at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
National Association of Realtors® President William E. Brown laid out the challenges that lie ahead, saying Realtors® look forward to working with Secretary Carson to advance home ownership and real estate investment across the country. Here’s what Brown had to say following the vote:
#BenCarson Approved as #HUD Secretary – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Tuesday, the Senate Banking Committee approved of Dr. Ben Carson to oversee the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Politico reports. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The approval transpired without much dissent, in a voice vote from Senate Democrats. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, Senate Sherrod Brown of Ohio, the panel’s top Democrat, vouched for Carson because of the Doctor’s promises to address important issues within his respective department. His commitments to deal with lead hazards, as well as fair housing laws, was a key factor for Brown, despite his experience, or lack thereof. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I would not have chosen him because of his lack of experience and his often troubling public statements over the last three years,” Brown said. “But despite my reservations and my disagreements with some of his positions, I’ll give Dr. Carson the benefit of the doubt.” #ballerificpolitics