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With Midterms coming up in November, we will be publishing as many politician facts checks as we can find.
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|Claim by Yuh-Line Niou (D): Sen. Marco Rubio and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis “voted against aid for Hurricane Sandy.”
PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (In 2012 and 2013, Rubio voted against the larger aid packages for victims of Hurricane Sandy but supported smaller aid bills. Hurricane. In 2013, then-U.S. Rep. DeSantis voted against hurricane aid for Sandy’s victims.)
|Claim via Social Media: Solfeggio frequencies can regenerate the body, remove toxins, remove negativity
Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (Pseudoscience – There is no scientific or clinical evidence for tones at 741 Hz or other so-called Solfeggio frequencies regenerating the body or removing toxins.)
There is no evidence to support claim that Solfeggio frequencies remove toxins from the body
|FALSE||Claim by Newt Gingrich (R): Newt Gingrich claims John Fetterman tattoos praise heroin and LA gang.
Newsweek rating: False (There is no evidence that Fetterman has or had tattoos that either promote or favor drug use, or are a “tribute” to the Crips.)
Fact Check: Gingrich Claims Fetterman Tattoos Praise Heroin and LA Gang
|Claim by dailysceptic.org: Vaccination Increases Infection Risk by 44%, Oxford Study Finds – The Daily Sceptic
Lead Stories rating: False (That is not what the study says.)
Fact Check: Oxford Study Does NOT Say COVID Vaccination Increases Infection Risk by 44% — Figure Is From Study Subsection Only
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: “Jeffrey Epstein’s lawyer became a federal judge” and “was the person to sign off on the Mar-a-Lago search warrant.”
Politifact rating: False (Bruce Reinhart, a federal magistrate judge, signed the warrant for the FBI’s Aug. 8 search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. Reinhart never represented financier Jeffrey Epstein.)
Judge who allowed Mar-a-Lago search represented Epstein’s alleged accomplices, not Epstein
|FALSE||(International: Canada): Claim by expose-news.com: Trudeau drops COVID Vaccine Mandate because 9 in every 10 Covid-19 Deaths have been among the Triple/Quadruple Vaccinated
Lead Stories rating: False (The Canadian government made no such claim in the announcement of its plan to end the vaccine mandate for people entering the country. It did cite several other factors, however, including Canada’s high vaccination rates and lower hospitalization and death rates.)
Fact Check: Trudeau Did NOT Drop Vaccine Mandate Because 9 In Every 10 COVID-19 Deaths Have Been Among the Vaccinated
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