A Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Virginia made a statement in a recent debate against his opponent Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) that, though acknowledged as true, was still rated “Mostly False” by a popular “fact-checking” website.
“President Trump proposed the increase to $700 billion to our military budget, which included the 355-ship Navy, which included a military pay increase, a modest one, which included, a yet even more modest housing allowance, but yet (Kaine) even voted against giving more money to our men and women who are in the military service and against our housing allowance,” Stewart claimed in the debate.
Stewart was referring to a January spending bill that would have averted a government shutdown, which Democrats, including Kaine, voted against.
“Kaine did vote no on a short-term government spending bill, which included several of the military-related provisions Stewart cited, in order to signal his disapproval for another short-term budget resolution,” the site says. “However, Kaine eventually voted in favor of those same provisions when he said yes to the omnibus spending bill on March 23, and he has taken other actions and made other statements in support of those provisions.”
Another day, another “fact-checking” website carrying water for Democrats. In what world could that be rated as “Mostly False”?
Even the New York Times verified that Kaine voted as such.
PolitiFact makes no reference to what specific “provisions” mentioned by Stewart that Kaine eventually voted for on March 23, leaving the reader in the dark regarding the central claim made by Stewart. Did Kaine indeed vote for more military ships, and increase in pay for the troops, and an increased housing allowance at some point? We cannot be sure. PolitiFact does not say.
They do vaguely cite Kaine’s supposed military support on other occasions, though.
“Kaine’s campaign also pointed to several instances where Kaine showed support for the military, including when he defended increased military spending, applauded the Navy’s purchase of aircraft carriers and sponsored an amendment providing $12.3 billion for Virginia shipbuilding,” the site says.
Well, that is certainly dandy, but who cares? That is not the claim PolitiFact is addressing. The only reason for adding such information that is irrelevant to the question at hand is to prop up the Kaine campaign.
[I]n this case, our report speaks for itself,” said Angie Holan, editor at PolitiFact when asked how the site came to the “Mostly False” conclusion. “I don’t have anything to add that wasn’t published the piece. Thanks for reaching out.”
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TROLLED: Pelosi For Prison Banner Flown Over Her San Francisco District
It calls for Pelosi to be locked up for her “crimes against America.”
Liberals in San Francisco were immediately triggered Thursday morning by the sight of an impossible-to-miss 25-foot by 80-foot “Pelosi for Prison” banner flying in the spy upon the left-wing stronghold.
Her lawlessness, ignorance and corruption have gone on for too long!
— DeAnna for Congress🇺🇸vs Nancy (@DeAnna4Congress) February 6, 2020
The banner, paid for by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Republican opponent, DeAnna Lorraine, directs those who see it to a petition, located at PelosiForPrison.co, which calls for Pelosi to be jailed for her “crimes against America.” With the banner coming just a day after President Donald Trump’s acquittal in the Pelosi-driven impeachment hearings, it is a sign that some conservatives are moving off of the defensive, and instead focusing on offensive attacks against left-wing figures like Pelosi.
Speaking with Big League Politics, Lorraine states that the banner was a part of her plan to expose Pelosi’s record while in the Congress, along with her “egregious crimes against America.”
“I am running for Congress to clean out the corruption that is Nancy Pelosi. Instead of caring for the people of
San Francisco and advancing their issues on a national scale, she spends her time conducting asinine
impeachments and investigations that amount to absolutely nothing” said DeAnna. “It’s past time we start
hitting her hard on her record of poor leadership and egregious crimes against America, and I look very much
forward to retiring her in November.”
This banner definitely gets that message across, and surely has Nancy Pelosi shaking with rage.
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