GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy demands answers on Ben Carson's $31k dining set — paid for with taxpayer money
HUD Sec. Ben Carson (left) and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC, right). Images via screengrab.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) on Wednesday sent a request to Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson for information related to his purchase of a $31,000 dining set for his office.


Gowdy's request, which featured three categories of documents related to Carson's expensive taxpayer-funded redesign, was issued "to help the [Oversight] Committee determine whether HUD adhered to the applicable spending limitations while redecorating your office."

In addition to the revelation of the dining set, which was purchased last December while HUD cut their homeless assistance budget, The Guardian reported that Carson intends to spend an additional $165,000 on a "lounge set" for his office.

You can read the letter Gowdy sent to Carson below: