Not too long ago,the HUD Director Ben Carson was Accused of Spending $31,000on a dining set. The federal spending cap for purchase like this is $5,000, which this purchase violated. Making matters worse, Carson has been accused of wastefully spending taxpayer money whileHUDhas cut public housing funds.
This week, Carson tried to put the whole scandal behind him, testifying to Congress in a hearing, noting that while he was aware of the order … his wife Candy Carson had the final say, theNew York Timesreports.
“I invited my wife to come and help,” Carson noted. “I left it to my wife, you know, to choose something. I dismissed myself from the issues.”
Could you believe he placed the blame on Mrs.Candy Carson???
After blaming his wife for her expensive taste, Carson claimed that the expensive furniture wasn’t chosen because it looked pretty but he said, it was chosen because he is concerned for people’s safety.
“If it were up to me I would decorate my office like a hospital waiting room,” said Carson, before adding that the old furniture was dangerous and needed to be replaced by safer furniture. “People were stuck by nails, and a chair had collapsed with someone sitting in it.”