Thursday, November 26, 2015

McSally enters GOP alternative universe with her "mostly false" facts about terrorism

The Arizona Democratic Party issued a press release on CD2 Rep. Martha McSally's "mostly false" claims about terrorism. Here it is in full.

Martha McSally continues to fall short on substance as a PolitiFact check finds her statements about the fight on terrorism "Mostly False."

McSally appears to be taking a page from Donald Trump's book, thinking the bigger the whopper, the more likely it is to be believed. In a press conference last week with House Speaker Paul Ryan, McSally claimed, "We have 10,000 IRS agents making sure that you don't take an improper charity deduction and less than two dozen people focusing on countering violent extremism at home."

PolitiFact took a look and determined that McSally was making stuff up, just like presidential hopeful Donald Trump has been doing lately. The country's 10,000 IRS agents obviously do much more than check charitable deductions, the respected news organization pointed out, and the U.S. effort to combat terrorism at home involves thousands of federal, state and local law enforcement officials.

"Donald Trump's success is leading other GOP candidates to believe they can lie with impunity," said Arizona Democratic Party spokeswoman Barbara Lubin. "It appears we're entering into a 'fact-free' election season here in Arizona with Martha McSally leading the charge."

Here's the PolitiFact full report.

As you might imagine, AZBlueMeanie at Blog for Arizona adds a lengthy list of McSally's other misrepresentations in "Rep. Martha McSally demonstrates that she is just another partisan hack".

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