After Representative Maxine Waters ranted about HUD Secretary not caring about poor people, Fox News host Tucker Carlson criticized her for living in a neighborhood that is “segregated” from her voting base.
“Well, since we live in a world where pro wrestling references are now the same as violent threats,” asserted Carlson, “one wonders what to make of remarks that California congresswoman and progressive hero Maxine Waters made about HUD Secretary Ben Carson.”
“During a speech on Saturday in New Orleans,” he stated, “Waters said that when Carson appears before her congressional committee, ‘I am going to take his a** apart.’
“‘Carson knows nothing about the mission of HUD,’ Waters continued, ‘he doesn’t care about people in public housing. He believes that if you are poor, it is your fault and he doesn’t know the difference between an immigrant and a slave’ — whatever that means,” Carlson exclaimed.
“Now we’ve mocked Maxine Waters before on this show,” he said, “but we should take her seriously on this subject. Congresswoman Waters is a confirmed expert on the question of housing, especially her own housing.
“Consider where she lives,” Carlson highlighted, “in a 6,000-square foot, $4.3 million mansion in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Now how’d she afford a place like that? After having spent the last 40 years working in government? We’d hate to speculate.”
“How does she keep getting re-elected despite not living in her own congressional district?” he questioned. “No clue there either.”
“The district Waters actually represents in Congress has the second highest percentage of African-American residents in the state of California,” explained Carlson. “Now the neighborhood where Waters actually lives, is just 6 percent black, or as she might put it herself if she didn’t live there, it’s segregated, like 1950s-level segregated. And as we’ve mentioned, it’s really, really rich.
Carlson ended, “So how did Maxine Waters pull off a housing coup like that? Who knows, but it almost qualifies her to be HUD secretary, herself.”
First reported by The Blaze.