Ben Carson Fires Back at Omar After She Insults Him, Trump Supporters React

On Wednesday, Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Dr. Ben Carson, fended off Congressional Democrats during a heated testimony on Capitol Hill.

The following day, controversial freshman lawmaker Ilhan Omar mocked Carson for his usual calm demeanor during Wednesday’s hearing, suggesting she was “Not sure he was fully awake.”

Omar went on to speculate that perhaps Carson “meant to reclaim his time back to sleep” in regards to a dispute over allotted time during the hearing.

In response, Carson took to social media to reply, pointing out that “I know what it’s like to actually be sleepy, especially after 18-hour surgeries and operating on babies in the womb.”

“I hope [Omar] knows I care about all people, even those she does’t recognize as having a right to life,” added Dr. Carson, in reference to Omar’s stance on abortion.

Conservatives overwhelmingly agreed, praising Carson while denouncing Omar for her comments and behavior.