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Statement of VoteVets on Nomination of Ben Carson to HUD

WASHINGTON, DC - As Ben Carson begins his confirmations hearings to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, VoteVets senior adviser, Navy veteran Peter Kauffmann released the following statement:
 
 
 
"Hundreds of thousands of veterans live in HUD-assisted housing, and many homeless veterans will one day get off the streets, thanks to HUD programs.  To put someone so wholly unqualified and inexperienced as Ben Carson in charge of these programs is a complete and total insult to the veterans’ community. To put it bluntly, the nomination of Ben Carson to HUD is a joke.  Given that Donald Trump smeared Gold Star families and POWs, it is no shock how little he thinks of veterans in need of housing assistance.  It is up to the Senate to reject the nomination, in short order, and tell Donald Trump to stop playing games.”
 
 
 
Founded in 2006, and backed by over 450,000 supporters, the mission of VoteVets.org is to use public issue campaigns and direct outreach to lawmakers to ensure that troops abroad have what they need to complete their missions, and receive the care they deserve when they get home.  VoteVets.org also recognizes veterans as a vital part of the fabric of our country and will work to protect veterans' interests in their day-to-day lives.   VoteVets.org is committed to the destruction of terror networks around the world - with force when necessary - to protect America. While non-partisan, the group is the largest progressive organization of veterans in America.