Rea Carey Statement On Selection Of Ben Carson To Lead Department Of Housing And Urban Development



Washington, DC, Monday, December 5–“We are deeply troubled by President-elect Trump’s selection of Ben Carson to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Carson has a long and very public record of homophobia and transphobia, and he could seriously undermine the progress that’s been made for LGBTQ people on housing policy.

 “Carson has zero qualifications for this role. He himself has admitted to being unqualified for a Presidential cabinet position — and we agree. We urge the U.S. Senate to reject Carson’s nomination and we call on the President-elect to select a competent and qualified candidate to lead the federal housing department.”

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