Claim: Some Republicans want to phase out Medicare and Social Security, two popular and expensive social programs run by the federal government to aid seniors.
Claim: President Biden was too slow to act in response to the Chinese balloon, allowing it to complete its mission before shooting it down.
Giả định: Chính quyền Biden thương lượng tự do cho Brittney Griner từ tay Nga thay vì giải thoát cựu Thủy quân lục chiến Paul Whelan và trao trả tay buôn vũ khí người Nga Viktor Bout.
Thẩm định: Giả định này là SAI. Trong khi cả hai đáng được thả tự do để hồi hương, các quan chức Nga đã không sẵn sàng thả Whelan trong suốt cuộc đàm phán thương lượng.
Claim: The Biden Administration negotiated to free Brittney Griner from Russian custody over former Marine Paul Whelan in exchange for Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout.
Rating: This claim is FALSE. While both should be brought home, Russian officials were not open to releasing Whelan during these negotiations.
Claim: A recent mailer paid for by the America First Legal Fund alleged that Joe Biden and left-wing officials are engaged in widespread racial discrimination against Whites and Asian-Americans.
Rating: This claim is FALSE. Affirmative action policies—which consider whether an applicant to a job, college, or social program is of a race that has been historically disadvantaged in the U.S.—seek to achieve socio economic equity, not to target white and Asian Americans.
Claim: Republicans are claiming that Democrats are tampering with ballot machines to count illegal votes as a way to steal the midterm elections.
Rating: This claim is FALSE. These erroneous claims of voter fraud began amidst the 2020 elections. Federal agencies, state election officials, and technology experts have all said that we should have utmost confidence in the results and process of the 2020 election. “The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history,” the coordinating bodies on election infrastructure and security wrote in a joint statement issued by the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.