Carson invokes abortion in Twitter response to jab from Omar

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonHUD watchdog finds no misconduct by Carson in furniture controversy: report The Hill's Morning Report - Trump ousts Bolton; GOP exhales after win in NC On The Money: Senate spending talks go off the rails | Trump officials vow to reform Fannie, Freddie if Congress doesn't act | Majority in poll see recession on the way MORE invoked abortion Wednesday as he fired back at Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarSunday shows - Guns dominate after Democratic debate Omar responds to family of 9/11 victim who called her out at anniversary ceremony Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley dance to Lizzo's 'Truth Hurts' in video 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 PressleyIlhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley dance to Lizzo's 'Truth Hurts' in video Bill Maher, Michael Moore spar over Democrats' strategy for 2020 Young insurgents aren't rushing to Kennedy's side in Markey fight 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.