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- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has not purchased a mansion in Florida. A member of her staff said that Pelosi’s family is not looking for a home in the state or considering buying one.
A Facebook post claimed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is moving to Florida after purchasing a $25 million, 11,000-square-foot waterfront mansion.
The post features an image of the mansion the California Democrat purportedly bought.
"Someone doesn't want to pay exorbitant taxes in her home state she has ruined," the text on the image reads. "Climate change and global warming thrown out the door."
A caption with the post claims "even Nancy Pelosi is fleeing California for Florida."
Similar claims have shown up elsewhere on social media. They’re not true.
The post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.)
The photo used in the Facebook post comes from a listing of a $25 million mansion in Hobe Sound, Fla. The listing shows that it has a pending offer.
It’s not clear where the claim of Pelosi buying a Florida mansion originated. However, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., claimed on Twitter in early November that Pelosi was on the same flight as her and "went house hunting last week in south Florida."
Drew Hammill, Pelosi's deputy chief of staff, said in an email to PolitiFact that the claims made in the posts are not true.
"This is completely false. There’s no such pending sale, nor is the family looking or interested," he said.
We reached out to the mansion’s listing agent, Elizabeth Bourque, but she did not immediately respond to our request for comment. But Bourque told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that Pelosi was not the mansion's buyer.
Pelosi's most recent financial disclosure report, from August, shows several real estate properties that she and her husband own, but none are located in Florida.
Multiple social media posts have claimed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is moving to Florida after purchasing a $25 million mansion.
Both Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff and the real estate agent who listed the mansion have said Pelosi is not the buyer.
We rate this claim False.
Facebook post, Nov. 23, 2021
Twitter post, Nov. 23, 2021
Zillow, 429 S. Beach Road, Hobe Sound, FL, accessed Nov. 29, 2021
Twitter post, Nov. 6, 2021
Email with Drew Hammill, Nov. 26, 2021
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, "No, Nancy Pelosi is not buying an oceanfront mansion in South Florida, despite conservative media reports," Nov. 24, 2021
Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives - Public Disclosure, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Financial Disclosure Report, Aug. 13, 2021
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