Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Greg Abbott's file

Abbott

Republican from Texas

Greg Abbott won election as governor of Texas in November 2014, carrying 59 percent of the vote. Abbott, a former member of the Texas Supreme Court, served three terms as the state's attorney general before being succeeded by Ken Paxton in early 2015.

Abbott's statements by ruling

Click on the ruling to see all of Abbott's statements for that ruling.

  • True9 (%)(9)
  • Mostly True4 (%)(4)
  • Half True5 (%)(5)
  • Mostly False7 (%)(7)
  • False2 (%)(2)
  • Pants on Fire2 (%)(2)

Greg Abbott's website

Recent statements involving Greg Abbott

Recent stories featuring Greg Abbott

Pete Sessions’ ‘murders every day’ claim about immigrants released by Obama

Remember last summer’s Pants on Fire claims about immigrants committing 3,000 murders in Texas?

 

A similar claim singling out Barack Obama just drew four Pinnochio's from The Washington Posts Fact Checker which also revealed the state of Texas has reconfigured its data.

 

(See video of Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Dallas, making his statement at the 23:29 mark of the video posted above this story or go directly here.)

Did Obama say 22 times he couldn't stop deportations by himself? Almost.

Speaker Boehner posted a list supposedly showing 22 times President Obama disavowed his power to stop immigrant deportations without congressional help.

 

That count doesn’t hold up. But Obama made repeated disavowals.

Greg Abbott's True/Mostly True 'State of State' claims

Greg Abbott’s first State of the State address included claims we’ve found factually strong -- plus statements about job gains, education and state workers in Texas, California and Illinois that we haven’t tackled.

 

Highlights ahead.

Greg Abbott's (50) promises

Did you know? Gov. Abbott, who gave his first State-of-the-State address Tuesday, took office after making about 50 campaign promises.

 

In his speech, Abbott touched on several of his promises -- which may cause the Abbott-O-Meter to show some movement in his favor (we've got fresh mulling ahead). Read all about his speech on statesman.com. Perhaps you noticed a claim we should fact-check!

 

SKIP AHEAD TO ALL OF ABBOTT'S CAMPAIGN PROMISES.

In Context: Barack Obama's call for a veterans hospital in the Rio Grande Valley

Greg Abbott’s fresh mention of Barack Obama made us wonder.

 

Nearly seven years ago, did candidate Obama promise Texas a veterans hospital in the Rio Grande Valley?