Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.) fired back at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who called President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Dr. Benjamin Carson as secretary of housing & urban development “disconcerting” and “disturbing”.

“Why didn’t she say that about Barack Obama,” Huckabee asked, noting that Obama had never been an executive or had any extensive business experience.

Huckabee asked why Carson, a renowned former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon, could solve issues in “one of the most complex systems on the planet” but not handle the responsibilities of HUD.

“Someone can live or die at the slightest move of his hand,” Huckabee said.

He also noted Carson’s personal experience growing up poor in Michigan, where his mother worked three jobs to keep her family off of government assistance.

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