John Cornyn's file

Cornyn

Republican from Texas

John Cornyn is a U.S. senator from Texas, former Texas attorney general and former justice on the Texas Supreme Court. He earlier served as a Bexar County state district judge.

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Ted Cruz's dual citizenship and other factual finds of 2016

PolitiFact Texas reporters came across plenty of curious facts through 2016.

For instance, did you know about Ted Cruz long holding dual citizenship?

Is U.S. nearly alone in allowing late-term abortions? Not exactly.

Our look into John Cornyn’s claim about the U.S. being among a very few nations that allow late-term abortions stopped short of a Truth-O-Meter rating.

 

The senior Texas senator worded his lament different ways over a few days. Also: Cornyn was hardly the only Republican to make the claim.

John Cornyn--a Texas leader not running for president--and the Truth-O-Meter

John Cornyn, the second-term senior U.S. senator for Texas, isn't running for president--unlike Cruz and Perry and Texas natives Rand Paul and Carly Fiorina.

 

He's still getting some Truth-O-Meter love. Let's peek.

 

SEE CORNYN'S TRUTH-O-METER REPORT CARD HERE.

Were Donald Trump, John Cornyn 'draft dodgers'?

In 2014, we found no substance to a claim John Cornyn dodged the draft.

 

Did Donald Trump dodge? PolitiFact just lofted a jump ball.

 

SEE THE TRUMP STORY HERE. SEE THE CHECK PER JOHN CORNYN HERE.

 

NEW: See our story showing tweets from the 2015 global fact-checking summit in London, HERE.

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?