>> Dr. Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon tapped to be the new Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Telling senators Thursday about his hard scrabble upbringing by a single mother in Detroit, saying he backs a quote holistic vision for housing policy.>> So I have actually in my life understood what housing insecurity was.
I actually believe that there is a tremendous nexus, a great intersection, because good health has a lot to do with a good environment.>> Carson, the one time Republican presidential candidate who has no government experience, was braced for tough questions about why him an acclaimed surgeon to lead government policy on housing.
But the toughest questions coming not on Carson's qualifications, but on his boss, President-elect Donald Trump in a tense exchange with Democrat and firebrand Elizabeth Warren.>> Can you just assure us that not one dollar will go to benefit either the President-elect or his family?>> It will not be my intention to do anything to benefit any American.
>> I understand that.>> It's for all Americans, everything that we do.>> Do I take that to mean that you may manage programs that will significantly benefit the President-elect?>> You can take it to mean that I will manage things in a way that benefits the American people.
That is going to be the goal.>> When questioned further by ranking Democrat Sherrod Brown, Carson said he'd work to set up a way to report back on any conflicts of interest with Trump's housing holdings. Carson, who is expected to be confirmed, would be responsible for managing the $40 billion budget that helps low and middle income renters and homeowners.