Carson, who has a background as a neurosurgeon, was appointed as secretary for housing and urban development by Trump in December 2016, prior to the president's inauguration.
Yet his time in office has been marred with controversy and this latest mishap is unlikely to help, especially after he shared a picture of himself with a pack of Oreos after the hearing, which didn't impress Porter.
OH, REO! Thanks, @RepKatiePorter. Enjoying a few post-hearing snacks. Sending some your way! https://t.co/q4MMTBWVUI
— Archive: Ben Carson (@Archive: Ben Carson)
I asked @SecretaryCarson about REOs - a basic term related to foreclosure - at a hearing today. He thought I was re… https://t.co/zpLnXN4WA3