Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Monday made accusations against Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., of lacking “basic manners” due to a letter addressed to President Donald Trump from last month where she states that his “shamelessness knows no bounds,” Fox News informed citing a report.
According to Politico, Waters in her letter demanded answers about a potential plan by the administration to push homeless people living in California off the street and out of the homeless camps.
“Shamelessness,” Carson wrote, “is a career politician of 30 years laying blame.” “Shamelessness is allowing more than 55,000 Americans to live on the very streets they represent,” he said about her district in South Los Angeles County.
Carson explained that he sent several letters addressed to Waters which state that he wants to discuss the topic of homelessness in her district, but he claimed that she rejected his offer for a meeting.
“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,” he added, according to Politico.
In a statement to The Hill, Waters said Carson has been a “complete failure” as HUD secretary.