Latest False Fact-checks in Texas Greg Abbott stated on January 7, 2020 in a press gaggle: The city of Austin has "removed, seemingly, any legal consequences to the actions where the homeless lie, sleep, where they defecate." Gene Wu stated on December 31, 2019 in a tweet: "About a third of Texas has seen a 20-25% population loss in the last 5 years." Chris Salcedo stated on December 5, 2019 in a radio interview: Says justices of the peace in Texas are being asked to choose: "give up your career or violate your religious beliefs" and perform same-sex marriages. Ted Cruz stated on December 8, 2019 in a TV interview: "Ukraine blatantly interfered in our election." Sid Miller stated on November 29, 2019 in a Facebook post: Image shows U.S. National Guard Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester. Donald Trump stated on November 20, 2019 in a tweet: "Today I opened a major Apple Manufacturing plant in Texas that will bring high paying jobs back to America." Facebook posts stated on September 13, 2019: "Beto O’Rourke wants to confiscate guns because he can’t buy one himself due to his criminal record." Dan Patrick stated on August 8, 2019 in a TV interview: Says after the shooting in El Paso, "on Sunday, everyone was going to church in America, praying about this, and the next day when their kids went to school, they weren’t allowed to pray or bring it up." Travis County Republican Party stated on July 3, 2019 in a news release: Says recent changes to Austin city policy give homeless people more rights than property owners and allow for "homeless camps on private property, business frontage, and even public sidewalks." Dan Crenshaw stated on May 6, 2019 in in a television apperance: Says about 80% to 90% of people seeking asylum do not have a valid claim. Greg Casar stated on April 24, 2019 in in a tweet: Says one year ago, "no cities in the South had guaranteed paid sick days." Texans Are stated on September 12, 2018 in a TV ad: Says Beto O’Rourke voted "against body armor for Texas sheriffs patrolling the border." Ted Cruz stated on September 4, 2018 in a video: Says Beto O’Rourke said he’s grateful that people are burning or desecrating the American flag. Greg Abbott stated on August 7, 2018 in a since-deleted tweet: Says Winston Churchill said, "The fascists of the future will call themselves anti-fascists." Roland Gutierrez stated on July 18, 2018 in a campaign email blast: Says Pete Gallego canceled a "planned meeting with the families of Sandy Hook victims." Ted Cruz stated on July 17, 2018 in a campaign press release: Says Beto O’Rourke is "the only candidate to the U.S. Senate to call for" impeaching President Donald Trump. Kendall Scudder stated on July 2, 2018 in an event hosted by the Funky East Dallas Democrats: "Bob Hall never successfully passed a bill." Tweets stated on June 11, 2018 in a post by a filmmaker: Say a boy was 'caged' in a wire enclosure. Instagram posts stated on May 22, 2018 in an online meme: Says a young Texas rapper charged with capital crimes faces the death penalty but the alleged Santa Fe High School shooter faces prison and then parole after 40 years. Steve Adler stated on May 8, 2018 in an interview on KLBJ-AM: Says Austin is "creating more jobs than any other city in the country." Lupe Valdez stated on May 8, 2018 in a Facebook Live interview by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial board: "There are some counties in Texas where the first day of hunting, you have to shut down the schools because people are going to go hunting." Beto O'Rourke stated on January 3, 2018 in remarks at a stop in Greenville, Texas: Says "precisely zero terrorists, terrorist groups or terror plots have ever been connected with the U.S.-Mexico border to do harm to people within the United States." Ted Cruz stated on May 1, 2018 in a tweet: Says Beto O’Rourke had a "resolution to legalize all narcotics--including heroin and other deadly opioids." Sean Hannity stated on March 7, 2018 in his Fox News program: Says 642,000 crimes were committed against Texans by criminal immigrants in a recent seven-year period. Mike Collier stated on March 18, 2018 in a tweet: "The state is set to recapture an additional $500 million in Robin Hood payments from taxpayers and not one penny of it will go to public education in Texas." Ted Cruz stated on March 6, 2018 in an audio ad distributed to news organizations: Says Beto O’Rourke wants "open borders and wants to take our guns." George P. Bush stated on February 14, 2018 in a mailer pointed out by challenger Jerry Patterson: Says he’s a "retired U.S. Navy officer." Andrew White stated on January 11, 2018 in a public interview with Evan Smith of the Texas Tribune: "Fifty percent of our new" Texas "teachers don’t have college degrees." Robert Chody stated on December 27, 2017 in a tweet: "Almost half of all vehicles stolen in Texas each year had keys left inside." Ryan Sitton stated on November 7, 2017 in a guest editorial in Drilling Contractor: "Earlier this year, Hurricane Harvey left more than 12 million people in Texas and Louisiana without homes."