Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson had to have a basic real estate term explained to him on Tuesday, confusing an REO (a property owned by a lender after a foreclosure) with an Oreo cookie.
Carson also had no idea what the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) was, even though it was explained to him when he was before the panel, the House Financial Services Committee, last year.
Said Rep. Joyce Beatty: “OMWI? Come on, Mr. Secretary, I asked you this when you were here last year, and you asked me to be nice to you. And you turned to your staff, OMWI, and you have an OMWI director. And we wrote you a letter about it and OMWI.”
Stephen Colbert mocked “Sleepy Time Tea Bear” Carson in his monologue on Tuesday night: “Remember we pinned a note to your suit about OMWI? The note also said, ‘Hello, my name is Ben and I am lost and I’m unqualified for my job.”
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