Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson on Thursday sought to clarify his testimony to a House committee about the Trump administration’s plans to alter protections for homeless transgender people.
Lawmakers grilled Carson on Tuesday about whether his department planned to roll back an Obama-era rule ensuring homeless transgender people are allowed to stay in single-sex shelters that match their gender identity.
Carson told members of the House Financial Services Committee that he is “not currently anticipating changing” the Obama-era rule. But the following day, HUD unveiled a new proposed rule on the subject, frustrating lawmakers and leading to accusations that Carson lied to the committee.
Read Carson's letter to Financial Services Committee leaders explaining the discrepancy: