Ben Carson Fires Back At Omar Over Her Defense of Abortion

‘Not sure he was fully awake, maybe he meant to reclaim his time back to sleep…’

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(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Ben Carson blasted Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., after she criticized his testimony during a hearing before the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday.

Carson, the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary, testified before the committee and defended a budget proposal that would cut 16.4 percent from HUD’s budget and a new plan that would increase the rent of government subsidized housing by as much as 150 percent.

During his exchange with Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Carson asked for more time to respond to one of Pressley’s questions.

“Reclaiming my time,” Carson said.


“You don’t get to do that,” Pressley responded.

Omar tweeted about the exchange and mocked Carson’s response on Twitter, suggesting he was not thinking clearly.

Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon and former director of pediatric neurosurgery at John Hopkins Children’s Center, fired back.

Carson’s latter dig was at Omar’s outspoken advocacy for abortion.

Omar criticized the recently-passed pro-life laws in Alabama and Georgia, arguing that the abortion restrictions are restrictions on “women’s rights.”

“No child or woman should be forced to have pregnancy against her own will,” Omar wrote on Twitter.

“These laws do not protect women’s rights it protects the violator committing these crimes,” she said, referencing Alabama’s law, which does not provide exceptions for rape or incest.