Yet two days later, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy went on Fox News and repeated the nonsense.
McCarthy’s interviewer, Fox host Sean Hannity, did not correct him.
McCarthy’s comments show, yet again, that a false claim that has been introduced into the conservative media ecosystem can be hard to eradicate even after it has been proven incorrect. And it is especially difficult to get people to stop believing a falsehood when powerful politicians, such as the top Republican in the House of Representatives, keep repeating it.
McCarthy’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Thursday morning.
The false claim originated with an article in The Daily Mail, a British tabloid. The article baselessly linked Biden’s climate plans to an academic study that was published before his presidency and that said nothing about his preferred policies.
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