Atlanta, GA — Expect more of what you just heard from Kelly Loeffler mere minutes into the debate: false attacks on Reverend Warnock that Georgia reporters and independent fact-checkers have found “no proof” of, ruled were downright false, and even called “disturbing” and “bogus” — all to distract from her record of putting herself, not Georgians, first.
Here’s how independent fact-checkers and others have rated Kelly Loeffler’s dishonest claims:
- “Although both Ossoff and Warnock clarified their positions months ago, saying in no uncertain terms that neither supports the idea of defunding the police, Perdue and Loeffler continue to claim otherwise.” [12/4/20]
- “However, there are no details or specifics offered to support her claim that she would protect pre-existing conditions. There is no explanation for the senator’s stated support of “guaranteed coverage plans.” Her campaign did not respond to direct questions about what a “guaranteed coverage plan” is or whether it would include price controls, so that the plans wouldn’t price out people with pre-existing conditions.’ [12/4/20]
- “Loeffler’s trading patterns point to a sell-off of stocks prior to the market cratering, as the AJC previously reported.” [12/4/20]
- “[I]t’s a stretch to say that he defended hatred or ‘celebrated anti-American hatred.’ He also had nothing to do with the decision to give Wright an award. Moreover, regular readers know we frown on attack ads that rely on out-of-context video clips. Warnock’s comments on Wright were much more nuanced than snippets suggest. The Loeffler campaign earns Three Pinocchios.” [12/3/20]
- “Loeffler’s statement contains an element of truth but ignores critical facts that would give a different impression. That’s our definition of Mostly False.” [11/13/20]
- “…[I]gnores critical facts that would give a different impression. We rate it Mostly False.” [11/16/20]
- “We found no evidence that Warnock celebrated or welcomed Castro or that he was involved in arranging his appearance. We rate the statement Mostly False.” [11/13/20]
- “But Warnock doesn’t support efforts to defund law enforcement…as we wrote when fact-checking a similar attack from Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler…” [11/25/20]
- “Loeffler’s ad also said Warnock ‘called police thugs and gangsters,’ leaving out that his comments were specific to the circumstances surrounding the death of Michael Brown, a young Black man who was shot and killed in 2014 by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.” [11/19/20]
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