Friday, December 19th, 2014

Fact-checking CPAC

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at CPAC 2012.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at CPAC 2012.

The Conservative Political Action Conference -- or CPAC, as it's called -- is a high-profile event for Republicans who want higher office or influence over the direction of the conservative movement.

Florida's U.S. Sen Marco Rubio addressed the conference on Feb. 9, 2012, in a speech loaded with zingers against liberals, the media, the U.S. Supreme Court and President Barack Obama. (Read the Tampa Bay Times news story on his appearance.)

We fact-checked two statements from Rubio's speech.

Rubio suggested that a U.S. Supreme Court justice has indicated that some U.S. cases will be decided based on South African law. We looked into the record and rated his statement False.

He also said that a majority of Americans are conservative. We reviewed the polls and rated that statement Mostly True. 

See our full reports for complete sources. We'll be posting more fact-checks from CPAC in the days ahead, so check back often.