WashPo Fact Checker Shreds Pelosi

The Washington Post fact checker gave House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) “Four Pinocchios” on Monday after she claimed an old 2010 quote from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) about then-President Barack Obama was a “racist statement”

The Post, which rates factually inaccurate statements on a scale of one to four Pinocchios, defines four-Pinocchio claims as “whoppers.”

Pelosi appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday where she brought up McConnell’s old quote from an inter­view that appeared in the National Journal on Oct. 23, 2010.

“Let me re­mind you that when the Re­pub­lic­ans took pow­er when President Obama was president of the United States, what Mitch McConnell said is, ‘The most im­port­ant thing we can do is to make sure he does not suc­ceed.’ If that wasn’t a rac­ist state­ment. That is un­think­a­ble,” Pelosi said.

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