It’s always fun when one of our local politicians gets the attention of PolitiFact.
Apparently the website – known for its Truth-O-Meter rulings on how accurately a politician spoke with lines between true, false and “liar, liar, pants on fire” (their term, not mine) – took on U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan’s statement during a recent hearing about the trucking industry.
The group checked this statement by Jordan: (Click here to read their assessment.)
“The vast majority of all retailers, and 80 percent of all U.S. communities, depend solely on trucks to deliver and supply the products sold in stores or ordered online.”
Jordan made it during a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing on the economic impact of the changes in the trucking industry.
And the ruling is… Mostly true. The group took some issue with the potential age of the source materials but agreed that the facts were as accurate as were available.
I’m glad to see they caught Jordan telling the truth on this one. Nothing riles me more than a politician making up facts as he goes along, and in this instance Jordan proved someone found the right information first.