Fox News host Tucker Carlson castigated Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters (Calif.) on Wednesday over comments she made on housing as she attacked Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson.
Waters said on Saturday that when Carson testifies before the House Financial Services Committee, of which she is the ranking member, she is "going to take his ass apart." The California Democrat also accused Carson of knowing nothing about "the mission of HUD."
"He doesn't care about people in public housing," Waters added. "He believes that if you are poor, it is your own fault. And he doesn't know the difference between an immigrant and a slave."
Carlson responded to Waters' comments on his show, calling her a "confirmed expert" on housing. He then lambasted the congresswoman for being hypocritical.
"Consider where she lives," Carlson said of Waters," in a "6,000 square foot, $4.3 million mansion in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Los Angeles."
"How did she afford a place like that after having spent the last 40 years working in government?" Carlson asked. "We hate to speculate."
Carlson then asked how Waters gets reelected when she currently does not live in the congressional district she represents.
"The district Waters actually represents in Congress has the second highest percentage of African-American residents in the state of California," Carlson said. "Now the neighborhood where Waters actually lives is just six percent black, or as she might put it herself if she didn't live there, ‘it's segregated, like 1950s level segregated.'"
"So how did Maxine Waters pull off a housing coup like that?" Carlson asked. "Who knows, but it almost qualifies her to be HUD Secretary herself."
Waters has recently emerged as a favorite among liberals and those opposed to President Donald Trump. Some supporters affectionately refer to her as "Auntie Maxine." Waters has repeatedly called for Trump to be impeached and removed from office.