Latest Mostly False Fact-checks in Texas Ted Cruz stated on May 17, 2023 in a speech at the Hudson Institute: Barack Obama said that Iran has a “right” to nuclear technology, including weapons. Gavin Newsom stated on May 7, 2023 in a tweet: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott “cut $211 million in mental health funding.” Facebook posts stated on October 2, 2022 in a Facebook post: In Texas, a person can register a dead relative to vote and then cast a mail ballot in their name. Greg Abbott stated on August 31, 2022 in a campaign event: Three court rulings since May 2022 “have made it clear that it is unconstitutional to ban someone between the ages of 18 and 20 from being able to buy an AR.” Facebook posts stated on August 14, 2022 in a Facebook post: "FEC charges (Beto O'Rourke's 2018 campaign) Illegal Campaign Contributions." Facebook posts stated on August 11, 2022 in Facebook post: “With the combined salary of the 87,000 new IRS Agents ($81,456 average annual salary), you could put a police officer ($55,117) in every public school in the nation (97,568) and still have 31,007 police officers or $1,709,012,819 left over.” Beto O'Rourke stated on May 29, 2022 in a tweet: "38,000 Texans had their license to carry denied, revoked, or suspended over the last five years because law enforcement deemed them too dangerous to carry a loaded gun in public. But thanks to Greg Abbott's new law, they don't need a license to carry anymore." Greg Abbott stated on May 25, 2022 in a press conference: "We need to realize that people who think that ‘well, maybe if we could just implement tougher gun laws, it’s going to solve it,’ Chicago and LA and New York disprove that thesis." Greg Abbott stated on May 12, 2022 in a press release: Says the Biden administration is choosing to send baby formula to the border as one of its “out-of-touch priorities.” Don Huffines stated on February 12, 2022 in an ad: “Under Greg Abbott’s leadership, Texas is putting taxpayer dollars into Chinese companies.” Facebook posts stated on September 20, 2021 in a Facebook post: Haitian migrants took an implausible route to Texas-Mexico border area. Ken Paxton stated on August 7, 2021 in an interview: The Biden administration is “not even testing these people” being released by Border Patrol into the U.S. X posts stated on May 30, 2021 in a Twitter post: “Police budgets are at their highest they've ever been, there hasn’t actually been any defunding the police.” Institute for Energy Research stated on April 16, 2021 in an article: “Conventional generators are very thin right now because Texas has gone to so many renewables.” Greg Abbott stated on March 3, 2021 in a tweet: “The Biden Administration is recklessly releasing hundreds of illegal immigrants who have COVID into Texas communities.” Viral image stated on February 17, 2021 in a Facebook post: “Monticello power plant just outside of Pittsburg TX has been closed since 2018 because of renewable energy.” Ted Cruz stated on January 9, 2021 in a tweet: Said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her allies “blocked a resolution condemning anti-Semitism — which I passed unanimously in the Senate.” Greg Abbott stated on October 1, 2020 in a tweet: Says “Property crime rising in Austin. This is the kind of thing that happens when cities defund and deemphasize police. Residents are left to fend for themselves.” Facebook posts stated on September 11, 2020 in a Facebook post: “Houston Texans coming out for the Black National Anthem then going into the locker room for THE REAL NATIONAL ANTHEM is DISGRACEFUL.” Viral image stated on June 26, 2020 in a Facebook post: A patient discharge document proves that “The WHO and CDC do NOT recommend that healthy people wear masks.” Dan Patrick stated on May 24, 2020 in an interview: Says a new law adopted in Texas means property tax bills “are no longer really dependent on your values, it is on (local government) revenue growth.” Facebook posts stated on June 1, 2020 in a Facebook post: “A declaration of disaster, has been issued for the state of Texas. House Bill 1177 Allows any Texan who can legally own a firearm to carry their handgun, open or concealed, for a full week after a state or natural disaster is declared.” Gary Kelly stated on May 3, 2020 in an interview on CBS: Regarding the risks of coronavirus transmission on an airplane, “It’s as safe as an environment as you’re going to find.” Hillary Clinton stated on March 4, 2020 in an interview: Says at polling places in Texas on Super Tuesday “the Republican side gets 25 machines, the Democratic side gets 5 machines. People were literally standing in line for seven hours.” 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."