Super Bowl = more sex trafficking?
Sen. John Cornyn of Texas this week warned of stepped-up sex trafficking in connection with the Super Bowl.
Mostly False, PolitiFact in Washington, D.C., concluded, noting there's no empirical research behind this commonly-aired link. That outfit also tackled other Super Bowl claims (click to 'em).
We took our own look at Cornyn's statement in a Senate floor speech that more than 80 percent of sexual trafficking victims in the U.S. also are American citizens. A study offered up such a figure, but it has limits. On balance, we rated his declaration Half True.
As we type, it's about 49 hours to kickoff.