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The Gazette Fact Checker - The Gazette 21st July 2020
Fact Checker: Hinson's Green New Deal tweet speaks to base, not facts
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Fact Checker: Hinson's Green New Deal tweet speaks to base, not facts

Republican state Rep. Ashley Hinson, who is running this fall for Iowa’s 1st Congressional District against Democratic incumbent Abby Finkenauer, had this to tweet June 23:=

“@Abby4Iowa wants Iowans to front a $123 billion bill to pay for the Green New Deal. Does she know that the Green New Deal puts farmers OUT of business?”

Conclusion: We give Hinson a D for this claim. While a move to zero emission vehicles could, in the long run, be bad for ethanol, there isn’t evidence it would put farmers “out of business.”

The Fact Checker team checks statements made by an Iowa political candidate/officeholder or a national candidate/officeholder about Iowa, or in ads that appear in our market.

Claims must be independently verifiable.

We give statements grades from A to F based on accuracy and context.

If you spot a claim you think needs checking, email us at factchecker@thegazette.com.

This Fact Checker was researched and written by Erin Jordan of The Gazette. This episode of the podcast was also hosted by Erin Jordan and was co-hosted by Michaela Ramm and Molly Duffy.

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