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|Claim by National Rifle Association: Says Gov. Tony Evers would, “allow the government to use red flag laws to confiscate your firearms without due process.”
PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (Although the initial action could be taken ex parte — without the gun owner present — a judge is typically involved from the start, and the removal of the guns is temporary.)
|FALSE||Claim by Santa Monica Observer: Paul Pelosi brought the man who attacked him with a hammer in October 2022 home from a gay bar.
Snopes rating: False (The Santa Monica Observer is an imposter website that provides no evidence for this claim.)
|Claim via Social Media: Video shows Marjorie Taylor Greene planted pipe bombs at Republican and Democratic party headquarters on Jan. 5, 2021.
Politifact rating: False (Investigators have named no suspects. In a separate court case that dealt with Greene’s activities relating to Jan. 6, 2021, a judge wrote that the evidence was insufficient to establish that Greene “engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or [gave] aid or comfort to the enemies thereof under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.”)
|FALSE||Claim by Fox News host Tucker Carlson: The U.S. will run out of diesel fuel in 25 days.
VERIFYThis.com rating: False (The U.S. will not run out of diesel fuel in 25 days.)
|Claim by J.D. Vance: Rep. Tim Ryan “wanted to decriminalize fentanyl.”
PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (Ryan said Marijuana)
|FALSE||(International: Australia): COVID-19 always had a greater survival rate than influenza.
Australian Associated Press rating: False (COVID has a higher mortality rate than influenza, data shows.)
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