[Watch Live] Ben Carson Confirmation Hearing


Dr. Ben Carson is testifying before the Senate Banking Committee to secure his nomination as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Trump Administration. The renowned neurosurgeon and former Republican presidential candidate was a controversial choice for the position, having never run a government agency before.

Lawmakers will grill him on what qualifies him to take the helm of the department. Click play below to watch:

Image: Housing and Urban Development Secretary-designate Ben Carson testifies on Capitol Hill. AP / Zach Gibson