Stephen Colbert Mocks HUD Secretary Ben Carson After Pathetic ‘Oreo’ Exchange with House Panel Goes Viral: WATCH

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.”

(Starts at 9:20)

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Watch Pete Buttigieg explain to an 11-year-old girl why bullies try to make you feel bad

Pete Buttigieg addressing the crowd“The person who is bullying you probably has something a little broken in them, and it’s part of why they’re trying to get your attention.”

Author: Alex Bollinger

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Jerrold Nadler to Trump and Don McGahn: ‘Our Subpoenas Are Not Optional’ — WATCH

Former White House lawyer Don McGahn defied a subpoena to appear before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday morning, prompting a stark rebuke from Chairman Jerrold Nadler, who said that “our subpoenas are not optional” and assured Trump that “this committee will hear McGahn’s testimony, even if we have to go to court to secure it.”

Said Nadler, facing an empty chair: “We will not allow the president to prevent the American people from hearing from this witness. We will not allow the president to block congressional subpoenas, putting himself and his allies above the law. We will not allow the president to stop this investigation and nothing in these unjustified and unjustifiable legal attacks will stop us from pressing forward with our work on behalf of the American people. We will hold this president accountable, one way or the other.”

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