Carson invokes abortion in Twitter response to jab from Omar

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump targets Iran with new sanctions Gillibrand introduces bill blocking HUD rule on undocumented public housing residents Housing authorities raise concerns about Trump plan to evict undocumented immigrants MORE invoked abortion Wednesday as he fired back at Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarPelosi, Democratic leaders seek to quell liberal revolt over border bill Sanders unveils student debt plan amid rivalry with Warren Sanders proposes canceling .6 trillion in US student debt MORE (D-Minn.) the day after the congresswoman criticized him for his appearance at a House hearing.

“I hope @IlhanMN knows I care about all people, even those she doesn’t recognize as having a right to life,” Carson tweeted Wednesday, referencing Omar’s stance supporting the right to an abortion. 

Carson seemed to trip up multiple times during the Tuesday House Financial Services Committee hearing — he appeared to confuse a real estate term with Oreo cookies, and he tried to reclaim time during Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyProgressives seize on impeachment in 2020 primaries Overnight Defense: House passes T spending package with defense funds | Senate set to vote on blocking Saudi arms sales | UN nominee defends climate change record Democrats take aim at Trump policies by passing T spending package MORE’s (D-Mass.) five minutes of questioning, even though the rules don’t allow him to do so.


“Not sure he was fully awake” during the hearing Tuesday, Omar tweeted Tuesday afternoon. “Maybe he meant to reclaim his time back to sleep.” 

Carson, a former pediatric neurosurgeon, mentioned his time in medicine in his response to Omar.

“Since you brought it up… I know what it’s like to actually be sleepy, especially after 18-hour surgeries and operating on babies in the womb,” Carson wrote on Twitter.