John Cornyn's file


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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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.