Latest False Fact-checks on Dan Patrick 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." Dan Patrick stated on September 29, 2014 in a debate in Austin: Leticia Van de Putte "voted to give illegal immigrants in this country free health care--not emergency health care but total free health care." Dan Patrick stated on June 7, 2014 in his speech at the state convention of the Republican Party of Texas: "We have a 40 to 50 percent dropout rate in our inner-city schools." Dan Patrick stated on April 28, 2014 in a TV ad: Under David Dewhurst’s leadership, the Texas "Senate passed an expansion of in-state tuition and free health care to illegal immigrants." Dan Patrick stated on October 7, 2013 in a video advertisement, "Fight": I am "the only candidate for lieutenant governor to oppose in-state tuition for illegal immigrants."