Does The US Government Amass $100 Million In Debt Every Hour?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Alexandra HartMarch 13, 2019 1:27 pm,

U.S. Republican Rep. Chip Roy of Austin paused when questioning President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen during the recent hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform. Then, he declared that so-called real Americans “are mystified that we amass about $100 million in debt per hour, which means we’ve blown through 300, 400, 450 million dollars during this charade in amassing debt.”

Is that a fact? Gardner Selby of the PolitiFact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.

Hear how Roy’s claim scored in the player above.


Written by Morgan Kuehler.