Ben Carson would like everyone to know that there’s a perfectly good explanation for the $31,000 dining set purchased for his office … and her name is Candy.
Testifying before a House committee this morning, Carson said the purchase was his wife’s idea:
Ben Carson on that $31,000 dining set: ”I left it with my wife…the next thing I …heard …was this $31,000 thousand dollar table had been bought.”
— Katie Watson (@kathrynw5) March 20, 2018
More from National Review:
Carson said his wife selected the “style and color” for the dining set and indicated the order was placed before he became aware of the price, at which point he “immediately” cancelled the purchase.
“I left it with my wife,” he said. “The next thing that I, quite frankly, heard about it was that this $31,000 table had been bought.”…
After initially denying that Carson or his wife, Candy, were involved in the purchase in any capacity, a HUD spokesman acknowledged their role earlier this month after internal emails revealed they were both consulted.
He's had three weeks to come up with an answer, and this is what he went with https://t.co/slozZei4Sh
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) March 20, 2018
Well, it’s an answer, anyway.
… did he just throw his wife under the bus? https://t.co/P53vAdAYnx
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) March 20, 2018
LOL – that bump we felt was Mrs. Carson under the bus wheel
— David Passmore (@dlppgh) March 20, 2018
Blaming the wife is not a good look. https://t.co/KYagXRtJob
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) March 20, 2018
— Kyle Morrison (@KyleMorrison25) March 20, 2018
Smh broads amirite https://t.co/W9uMxC6ZUK
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) March 20, 2018
Can’t live with ’em, can’t live with ’em.