New York Representative Pegs the REAL Fiends Behind HUD Department Dining Room Set Scandal

OH – This one caused my left eye to twitch.

New York Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney is either a joker, or she’s really out of touch with what’s going on in the news. As a result, she just tosses out catch phrases and hopes nobody questions her, further.


During a radio interview on WUTQ program, “Talk of the Town,” she was asked about the dining room set controversy in the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

HUD Secretary Ben Carson has caught heat for a budget-busting $31,000 dining room set, which he initially said he knew nothing about, next said he and his wife consulted on, then said he’d cancelled the order.

Tenney had an answer.

“That Ben Carson story is so misunderstood,” Tenney said. “First of all, I like Ben Carson a lot. I think he’s really trying to do a good job there. But his staffer, one of his key people, was in my office the other day to talk about some of the housing issues that we have in our region, and we were talking about that. And he said that’s the most … Somebody in the deep state — it was not one of his people apparently — ordered a table, like a conference room table or whatever it was, for a room, and that’s what the cost was.”

So now the “Deep State” is the go-to excuse to explain away any ridiculous nonsense that goes on in Washington?

On Tuesday, Carson threw his wife under the bus.


“I invited my wife to come and help,” Carson said. “I left it to my wife, you know, to choose something. I dismissed myself from the issues.”

The HUD secretary said when he heard the expensive set had been purchased, he had it canceled.

So what can we surmise from this?

Candy Carson IS the “Deep State.”


Tenney went on to suggest that an unwieldy Washington maze makes issues like sending back this expensive set worse.

“That’s one of the biggest problems with our government is how bureaucratic and huge it is that there are so many procedures in place,” she said. “Imagine him sending it back. It’s a bigger problem sending it back than it is to take it.”

And kicking the can down the road tends to lend to that swampy bureaucracy.

Just a thought.


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