Latest Mostly False Fact-checks in Texas Michael McCaul stated on December 11, 2019 in a tweet: "80% of children born in developing countries die of cancer each year." Todd Starnes stated on October 29, 2019 in a blog post: The Austin Independent School District board voted to mandate "a pornographic sex education policy that includes instruction on anal sex and how to place a condom on an erect penis." Cindi Castilla stated on October 30, 2019 in a press conference: Texas lawmakers "left children able to be sterilized and mutilated at any point in their life" by failing to adopt a law prohibiting minors from undergoing medical or surgical gender transitions. Kevin Brady stated on October 7, 2019 in a tweet: Says the Associated Press was wrong to report that "Income Inequality grew to largest in 50 years" because in a "new Census report all four measures of income inequality SHRUNK, reversing rise over past five decades." Drunk History stated on July 2, 2019 in an episode: Says the late Lady Bird Johnson sicced the CIA on actress and singer Eartha Kitt after Kitt spoke out against the Vietnam War during a White House luncheon in January 1968. Beto O'Rourke stated on July 30, 2019 in in a debate: Says "we lose nearly 40,000 people in this country to gun violence, a number that no other country comes even close to." Ted Cruz stated on June 21, 2019 in a press release: "As you know, we apprehended over 144,000 people in a single month. That is a pace, which if it continues for 12 months, would put us on a pace for nearly 2 million apprehensions on the border." Greg Abbott stated on June 9, 2019 in in a tweet: "Turns out the critics of the Texas maternal mortality rate were just lying. It’s less than half of what the critics said. It’s about 1/10 of 1%." Beto O'Rourke stated on May 29, 2019 in a television appearance: "For more than a year, I have been saying that it’s time for Congress to act and begin impeachment proceedings." Ben Carson stated on May 21, 2019 in a tweet: More than 100,000 people are waiting for public housing in Houston and people who are in the country illegally are taking their spaces. Greg Abbott stated on February 5, 2019 in a speech: Says he met a teacher in Dallas "who was only in his third year of teaching and already making more than $90,000 a year in salary." Beto O'Rourke stated on April 29, 2019 in climate change plan: "60 million Americans live in a place where the water they drink is unsafe." Club for Growth stated on March 10, 2019 in a TV ad: Says Beto O'Rourke's "father-in-law, a billionaire real estate developer who bankrolled a Super PAC to buy Beto a congressional seat…" Ken Paxton stated on October 25, 2018 in a TV ad: Says Ken Paxton "shut down the world’s largest human trafficking marketplace." Donald Trump stated on October 22, 2018 in a rally for Republican candidates in Houston: Says Beto O’Rourke "voted to shield MS-13 gang members from deportation." Ted Cruz stated on October 16, 2018 in During a debate in San Antonio: Says Beto O'Rourke "voted in favor of a $10 a barrel tax on every barrel of oil produced in the state of Texas." Beto O'Rourke stated on September 29, 2018 in at a rally in Austin: Says marijuana is "legal in most states in this country." Ted Cruz stated on September 21, 2018 in a debate at Southern Methodist University: Says Beto O’Rourke described police as "modern-day Jim Crow." Beto O'Rourke stated on September 21, 2018 in a debate at Southern Methodist University: Says he "did not try to leave the scene of the accident" that led to his arrest for driving while intoxicated. Ted Cruz stated on June 11, 2018 in an interview aired on "Think," produced by KERA radio in Dallas: "There’s actually a court order that prevents keeping the kids with the parents when you put the parents in jail." Greg Abbott stated on April 9, 2018 in an interview by Trey Ware of San Antonio's KTSA radio station: Says that as of March 2018 compared with 2017, "there’s been a more than 200 percent increase in the number of people who are apprehended coming across the border. And, I’ll tell you this, there’s been a more than 200 percent increase in apprehension of heroin coming across the border." Jonathan Saenz stated on March 28, 2018 in an email blast: Says that in the U.S. Capitol, "Stephen F. Austin’s and Sam Houston’s statues" are "the only ones holding a rifle or a sword." Jason Isaac stated on February 1, 2018 in a voters guide from the League of Women Voters of Texas and League of Women Voters Austin Area: Says abortion is "the leading cause of death for black Americans and kills as many as 1,000 black children every day." Dan Patrick stated on January 16, 2018 in a campaign video: "Last year, I proposed directing more of the education budget to teacher salaries, a move that would have resulted in an average $10,000 raise for teachers." Trey Blocker stated on January 24, 2018 in a commentary in the Odessa American: Says the Texas Department of Agriculture didn’t notify over 700 Texas students about a computer hack releasing critical personal information including Social Security numbers until 32 days after the breach. Tom Luce stated on November 15, 2017 in testimony before the House Select Committee on Economic Competitiveness: "Only 20 percent of our current graduates from Texas high schools go ahead and achieve either a national certificate or a community college degree -- or a college degree." New York Post stated on September 12, 2017 in a tweet: Says Ted Cruz is the "same senator who once supported a ban on sex toys." Glenna Hodge stated on July 20, 2017 in testimony before a Texas Senate committee: "Schools in Austin Independent School District are teaching children as young as 4 years old that their gender is fluid – that they’re not a boy or a girl and they can choose whichever gender they want." Ken Paxton stated on June 16, 2017 in a press release: Says Barack Obama "acknowledged over 20 times" that his administration’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans "immigration edict was a violation of law and the separation of powers." Donna Campbell stated on March 22, 2017 in an email blast after meeting with President Trump: "Seven out of ten doctors are not taking any new Medicaid patients as lower reimbursement rates make it cost-prohibitive."