“As he jousted with Senate Democrats on Thursday during his confirmation hearing to become secretary of housing and urban development, Ben Carson affirmed his view that no group is entitled to an extra helping of equality.
Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, asked Carson about enforcing LGBT protections in the public housing sector.
“Of course, I would enforce all the laws of the land,” Carson responded. “Of course, I think all Americans should be protected by the law.”
Then he made one clarification.
“What I have said before is I don’t think anyone should get ‘extra rights,’” he said.
In his opening remarks to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, the former presidential candidate talked about his experience with “housing insecurity” and talked about the plight of his mother.
“She didn’t have any skills, basically a third-grade education, and we had no place to live,” he said. “She couldn’t afford the house so we ended up moving to Boston, moving in with relatives. So I have actually in my life understood what housing insecurity was. And we were there in Boston for a couple of years.”
Note: In an increasingly dangerous world, newly minted Senator Harris asked the astoundingly absurd of question of whether nominee designate Pompeo will commit to posting wives and families of CIA agents in the field. Can she really be that stupid? In a word, yes. Below she asks Pompeo to base CIA policy and strategy on climate change.
Why are these female Senators obsessing over gay and lesbian rights in the middle of a newly enflamed Cold War?
Fukushima, the Colorado poisoned by the Obama EPA, foreign hacking of the United States information infrastructure and militrary.
Is this really the number one problem the United States faces?
Why aren’t they as focused on issues facing women in the military with the fierceness and determination they seem to pursue this particular agenda?
Freshman Democrat Kamala Harris grills CIA director nominee on climate change
– Washington Examiner
“Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., grilled CIA director Mike Pompeo on whether climate change was a leading national security threat during his Senate confirmation hearings Thursday.
“CIA Director Brennan, who has spent a 25-year career at the CIA as an analyst, a senior manager and station chief in the field, has that when ‘CIA analysts look for deeper causes of rising instability in the world, one of the causes those CIA analysts see is the impact of climate change,'” Harris began. “Do you have any reason to doubt the assessment of those CIA analysts?”
Pompeo, a Republican congressman from Kansas, replied that he was unfamiliar with the material Harris was referencing but that the CIA would gather information on all threats to American security, including any that stem from climatic activity, and present them to policymakers.
“In the past you have questioned the scientific consensus on climate change,” Harris followed up. She began to cite NASA and various other sources saying that at least 97 percent of active climate scientists believe in global warming caused by human activity.
Pompeo attempted to reassure her that he could accept intelligence conclusions regardless of his personal ideology.
Harris also questioned Pompeo about his past opposition to gay marriage and how that would affect his treatment of CIA employees if confirmed.”
Mattis Shuts Gillibrand Down On LGBT Military: I Don’t Care Who People ‘Go To Bed With’
– Daily Caller
“Frankly, senator, I’ve never cared much about two consenting adults and who they go to bed with,” he replied.”Secretary of Defense nominee James Mattis really doesn’t care who people sleep with, especially in the military.
He dismissed Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s question about LGBT members of the military during his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday, saying, “I’ve never cared.”
“Do you believe that allowing LGBT Americans to serve in the military or women in combat is undermining our lethality?” Gillibrand asked.”