Eight of the top 10 most fact-checked politicians by PolitiFact over the past decade are Republicans, according to the site’s own records.
The Washington Post Fact Checker has given a rating of “mostly false” to Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s (D., Calif.) claim that seven million veterans could lose their health care.
The Washington Post fact checker gave Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) four Pinocchios for claiming that 129 million people with pre-existing conditions could lose insurance coverage under the House Republican health care plan, indicating the paper found her statement to be false.
Fact-checking website PolitiFact on Wednesday retracted a 2014 article that found it “Mostly True” the Obama administration helped broker a deal that successfully removed “100 percent” of chemical weapons from Syria.
Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father who castigated Donald Trump’s proposed Muslim ban during a heartfelt speech at the Democratic National Convention in July, claimed on Monday that he canceled a scheduled speech in Toronto because his “travel privileges are being reviewed” by the federal government. But Khan’s claim has raised doubts as he has refused to elaborate on what happened.
Florida Rep. Patrick Murphy (D.) claimed PolitiFact had debunked every attack thrown against him during his senatorial debate Wednesday with Sen. Marco Rubio (R.), but the same fact-checking website penned an article the following day rejecting that notion.
The Washington Post fact checker team gave President Obama “Four Pinocchios” for claiming that his administration fired “a whole bunch of people” who were in charge of facilities at the Department of Veterans Affairs since the VA scandal began in 2014, determining that the statement was completely false.