Watch Rep. Al Green Roast Ben Carson Like a Marshmallow


Watch Rep. Al Green Roast Ben Carson Like a Marshmallow

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At a hearing on Tuesday, Rep. Al Green grilled Housing Secretary Ben Carson about the $6 billion cuts to HUD outlined in the federal budget proposal the Trump administration released in March.

Henry Grabar is a staff writer for Slate’s Moneybox.

Federal officials testifying before Congress typically try to say as little of import as possible, and this session was no exception. And that obstinance is just fine with opposition lawmakers, who exploit the situation to deploy fiery one-liners that they hope go viral on sites like this one.

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