‘Beaten Back’ By Fact Checkers

Democrats’ ‘Hysterical,’ ‘Exaggerated’ Supreme Court Attacks


SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “[T]he hysterical attacks haven’t gotten any less desperate, or any more sensible. No sooner are these silly attacks launched than they’re beaten back by the facts.” (Sen. McConnell, Remarks, 7/11/2018)


‘Disingenuous,’ ‘Extreme Distortion,’ ‘Exaggerated,’ ‘No Evidence To Justify These Theories’

ONE: WASHINGTON POST’S FACT CHECKER: “[T]here’s no evidence to justify these theories…. Standing alone, the tweets from [Democrat Senate candidate Richard] Painter and [Center for American Progress President Neera] Tanden are incendiary and worthy of Four Pinocchios.” (“The Thinly Sourced Theories About Trump’s Loans And Justice Kennedy’s Son,” The Washington Post’s Fact Checker Blog, 7/12/2018)

TWO: WASHINGTON POST’S FACT CHECKER: “To say Kavanaugh is Trump’s ‘get-out-of-jail free card’ is an extreme distortion of what he’s written.” (“Does Brett Kavanaugh Think The President Is Immune From Criminal Charges?,” The Washington Post’s Fact Checker Blog, 7/11/2018)

THREE: Even POLITIFACT Says: “Democrats aren’t telling the full story about what Kavanaugh said.” (“Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Said Presidents Shouldn’t Be Investigated, Schumer Said,” Politifact, 7/10/2018)

FOUR: THE NEW YORK TIMES: “Democrats Overstate Kavanaugh’s Writings on the Affordable Care Act” (“Democrats Overstate Kavanaugh’s Writings on the Affordable Care Act,” The New York Times, 7/12/2018)


Related Issues: Judicial Nominations, Supreme Court, Senate Democrats