HUD Secretary Carson Says Kavanaugh Allegations are Part of Century Old British Socialist Plot to Control the U.S.

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Friday linked sexual assault allegations levelled against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to a century old socialist plot to seize control of the U.S.

Carson said in a speech at the annual Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. "If you really understand the big picture of what's going on, then what's going on with Kavanaugh will make perfectly good sense to you."

Dr. Ben Carson attends the DC premiere of the film, 'Death of a Nation,' at E Street Cinema on August 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Getty Images

"There've been people in this country for a very long time, going all the way back to the Fabians, people who've wanted to fundamentally change this country," Carson said.

Carson appeared to be referring to the Fabian Society, a group formed in London in 1884 to advance democratic socialist principles. The group is currently a think-tank, with close links to the U.K.'s Labour Party. A U.S. chapater was founded in 1895, but is no longer operating.

A spokesman for Carson has not responded to a email from Newsweek enquiring if the secretary would like to expand on the claims.

"They don't like what America is and what it represents, and they want to change us to another system," Carson said. "In order to do that, there are three things they must control: the education system, the media and the courts."

"The first two of those they have," he said. "The other they thought they had, but it was snatched out from under their noses in November of 2016."

Carson went on to claim that the further Democrats get away from controlling the courts, the "more desperate they become."

"They don't see themselves as being able to control the courts for another generation, so what is left? Chaos and destruction."

Kavanaugh's confirmation as Supreme Court judge has been mired in controversy after Professor Christine Blasey Ford went public with allegations that he sexually assaulted her at a party when they were high school students in the 1980s.

Ford is currently negotiating appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify about the alleged attack. Kavanaugh has denied the allegation, and said he is willing to be questioned by the committee about the incident.

President Trump abandoned the uncharacteristic restraint with which he had addressed the issue to date Friday, accusing Ford in a tweet of exaggerating the incident and Democratic lawyers of plotting to undermine Kavanaugh.