Yesterday, the Austin American-Statesman’s PolitiFact confirmed Dan Patrick is lying to Texans about his votes to cut education funding.
In August 2014, Dan Patrick’s campaign claimed that the senator “led the charge” to restore the 2011 funding cuts to education. The Austin American-Statesman reported, “We didn’t recall him leading the charge to restore most of the cut funding. As it turned out, we didn’t find convincing evidence he did.” [Austin American-Statesman, 9/14/2014]
PolitiFact ruled, “Patrick said that in the 2013 session, ‘I led the charge to restore most of the education cuts from last session.’ It’s not clear to us how someone can lead in putting money back by voting against it. Pants on Fire!’” [Austin American-Statesman, 9/14/2014]