A lawmaker asked Carson about foreclosure properties. He thought she was talking about Oreos.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Tuesday appeared to think that a freshman Democrat was questioning him about Oreo cookies during his congressional testimony, when she was in fact asking him about foreclosure properties. Rep. Katie Porter, a California Democrat, asked Carson about real estate owned properties -- or REOs, properties that fail to sell at foreclosure auctions -- during his testimony before the House Financial Services Committee.