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|Claim by Don Beyer (D): “… Justices Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett assured the Senate Judiciary Committee and the American people that Roe v. Wade was ‘established precedent.’”
Politifact rating: Mostly True (Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett all stressed the importance of precedence during Senate confirmation hearings. Each said Roe v. Wade is a precedent, but added caveats.)
|Claim via Social Media: Elon Musk suspended Bill Gates from Twitter.
AFP Fact Check rating: False (Altered photo)
|FALSE||Claim by Dinesh D’Souza: There were “400,000 illegal votes” cast in the 2020 presidential election
PolitiFact rating: False (The 2020 presidential election was secure and evidence from state and federal officials and courts shows no indication of widespread fraud. While authorities identified isolated cases of voter fraud, these instances were in such small numbers it would not have changed the election’s outcome.)
|FALSE||Claim by Pramila Jayapal (D): Billionaire Elon Musk paid an effective tax rate of only 3.27 percent from 2014 to 2018.
The Dispatch rating: False (He paid 30% on income. He paid 3% when factoring in investment appreciation. Until that is sold he did not pay taxes on it making the claim wrong.)
|Claim by Ron DeSantis (R): “The student debt that is out there, almost 60% of it is graduate school debt.”
Politifact rating: Mostly False (According to the Congressional Budget Office, about 40% of the outstanding student loan debt was spent during graduate school.)
|(International: Australia): Claim by Scott Morrison: The number of first-home buyers in 2021 was nearly 70,000 higher than when Labor was in government.
Australian Associated Press rating: Misleading (While the claim is true when comparing 2021 against Labor’s final year of office, first home loan numbers were higher under Labor when averaged across the course of governments.)
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