Latest Mostly False Fact-checks in Florida Viral image stated on January 11, 2018 in a Facebook post: "Donald Trump sued the City of Palm Beach when he bought a segregated club, Mar A Lago, to open it to Jews & Blacks." Joe Gruters stated on November 6, 2019 in a Tampa Bay Times forum: "All the Democrats on the entire stage — every Democratic candidate said they want to give free health care to illegals." Matt Gaetz stated on October 21, 2019 in a tweet: "Barack Obama put a permanent stop on this military aid to the Ukraine - he never allowed it to go." Nikki Fried stated on October 12, 2019 in a speech to the Florida Democratic Party: "Hemp has 25,000-35,000 known usages. That means it is going to be something that will replace plastics, and styrofoam and concrete." Rick Scott stated on September 11, 2019 in a statement to The Guardian: When Rick Scott was governor, Florida "invested record funding in HIV/AIDS prevention." Matt Gaetz stated on August 10, 2019 in an interview on Fox News: In Australia "they went and confiscated all the guns. You know who did what Australia did? Venezuela." Greg Steube stated on July 12, 2019 in a tweet: "Terrorists who are currently being held at Guantanamo Bay can be transferred to a neighborhood near you" as a result of House Democrats’ actions on the National Defense Authorization Act. Donald Trump stated on May 8, 2019 in a tweet: Democrats "don’t want money" to go to the Florida Panhandle for Hurricane Michael aid Jared Kushner stated on April 1, 2019 in an interview with Laura Ingraham on Fox News: Florida "passed a law where former felons can now vote. We've had more ex-felons register as Republicans than Democrats." Ron DeSantis stated on March 5, 2019 in his State of the State address: "I’ve already traveled to Washington, D.C., and secured a historic commitment from the Trump administration to provide assistance to the communities that Michael battered." Ron DeSantis stated on October 30, 2018 in an interview: Says that Andrew Gillum said, "Police and prisons have no place in justice." Priorities USA Action stated on October 29, 2018 in a Facebook ad: "If Rick Scott had his way he would encourage racially profiling immigrant communities here in Florida. He also opposed allowing Dreamers to remain in the U.S." Florida Strong stated on October 17, 2018 in a Facebook video: Says Andrew Gillum "oversaw a 52 percent increase in murder." Republican Party of Florida stated on October 4, 2018 in an ad: After Hurricane Hermine struck Tallahassee, "utility companies lined up trucks to restore power. But as mayor, Andrew Gillum refused help from workers." Bill Nelson stated on September 7, 2018 in a Facebook post: Says Florida Gov. Rick Scott "subtracted $1.3 billion from public schools." Rick Scott stated on September 11, 2018 in in a TV ad: "Fourth grade reading and math scores, first in the nation. Eighth grade reading, first. High school AP classes and college education, both ranked first in the nation." Rick Scott stated on July 30, 2018 in in a campaign ad: Says Bill Nelson "doesn’t pay payroll taxes for his employees. He doesn’t even provide them with health benefits. It’s stealing money from Medicare and Social Security." Gwen Graham stated on August 3, 2018 in in a livestreamed interview: "The teachers in (charter) schools don't even have to be certified." Marco Rubio stated on August 2, 2018 in an interview with CBS News: States "haven't even begun to spend the (election security) money they have now." Gwen Graham stated on July 18, 2018 in a tweet: "When a sinkhole began dumping toxic water in Florida's aquifer, Rick Scott tried to cover it up." Adam Putnam stated on July 24, 2018 in a campaign ad from his political committee Florida Grown: "Congressman (Ron) DeSantis sponsored legislation to increase sales taxes by 23 percent, hurting families, destroying jobs, devastating tourism" Bill Nelson stated on July 23, 2018 in a Senate floor speech: Says detained immigrant parents separated from their children at the border are being charged "as much as $8 a minute to call their children." Jeff Greene stated on July 10, 2018 in TV ad: "Every time Trump comes here to play golf, Florida taxpayers are paying for it. ... Jeff Greene will put a stop to that day 1." Ron DeSantis stated on July 16, 2018 in an interview on Fox News: Says John Brennan "was a member of the Communist Party during the Cold War." Adam Putnam stated on June 7, 2018 in an interview with Fox News: Florida taxpayers "pay tens of millions of dollars a year to feed and house in our prison system criminal illegal aliens." New Republican PAC stated on June 11, 2018 in a political ad: Says Bill Nelson voted for "cuts to Medicare providers" and voted to weaken "Social Security protections" as a U.S. senator. Florida House Majority Office stated on May 17, 2018 in a video: It is a "myth" that "per-student funding only rose by 47 cents this year." For Our Future Florida stated on April 22, 2018 in in a tweet: Says Florida Gov. Rick Scott "just signed a bill that could make most of Florida’s beaches private." Republican Party of Florida stated on April 9, 2018 in a website: "Out of 860 bills (Sen. Bill Nelson has) introduced in Congress, only 10 have passed." Jon “Bowzer” Bauman stated on April 9, 2018 in a press release: "Rick Scott wants to destroy Social Security by privatizing it."