With Rep. Paul Ryan having joined the Republican ticket as the vice presidential candidate, many Southeastern Pennsylvania voters will hear his comments as he campaigns and visits the state in coming weeks. However, based on past history, Ryan often does not offer accurate information.
According to a recent analysis by Politifact, a nonpartisan watchdog and Pulitzer Prize winner, Ryan often gives half true and mostly false information, mixed in with some true and partially true statements.
Politifact reviewed 14 statements that Ryan has publicly made over recent months and found that of those statements:
- Four were “half true.”
- Four were “mostly false.”
- Two were “pants on fire” (equal to incredibly false)
- Two were “true.”
- Two were “mostly true.”
In total, that means 10 statements were inaccurate, and four were true or mostly true. In other words, he was accurate about 28 percent of the time.
Learn more about Politifact’s review of Ryan’s statements