The article:

Fact-checking CPAC

By Angie Drobnic Holan
Published on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 9:01 a.m.

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. 

About this article:


See individual fact-checks for complete sources. 

Researchers: Angie Drobnic Holan

Names in this article: Marco Rubio

How to contact us:

We want to hear your suggestions and comments. Email the Florida Truth-O-Meter with feedback and with claims you'd like to see checked. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.

Do you know your lawmaker?
Browse The Florida Truth-O-Meter: