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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers offered remarks Monday night at an annual town hall covering topics ranging from federal spending to climate policy. Here's a closer look at some of those statements, and the information that supports or rebuts them:
Statement: “Last January I had the honor of giving the Republican address after the president’s State of the Union … If you listened, I didn’t mention President Obama once. The reason was because I think, for so many me included week after week hearing the division between Republicans and Democrats just attacking each other isn’t getting us where we want to be, and it creates a lot of frustration.”
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers did not mention Barack Obama by name in her 10-minute long rebuttal his State of the Union address in January. However, she did mention the office nine times, though whether many of those could be counted as attacks on his policies is debatable. A sampling of her mentions:
“Tonight the President made more promises that sound good, but won’t solve the problems actually facing Americans. We want you to have a better life. The President wants that too.”
“The President talks a lot about income inequality. But the real gap we face today is one of opportunity inequality… And with this Administration’s policies, that gap has become far too wide. We see this gap growing every single day.”
“Too many people are falling further and further behind because, right now, the President’s policies are making people’s lives harder.”
Watch the entirety of her address below (video provided by The New York Times):
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President Obama and former Gov. Romney kept the fact-checkers busy last night in their final debate. Here's some of the analysis:
Politifact found quite a few partial truths, but called the Romney claim that Obama went on an apology tour a “pants on fire” lie.
Factcheck.org found some false claims on both sides.
Fox News had Chris Wallace doing instant analysis.
The Washington Post deployed its Pinocchio logos