During a November 14th radio interview on the Tea Party Express Hour, Ohio Treasurer said that Sen. Sherrod Brown is “out there egging on a lot of these protesters who are spitting on policemen and going to the bathroom on policemen’s cars at these protests on Wall Street and other places.”
PolitiFact Ohio analyzed Mandel’s statement and came to this conclusion:
As a public official, Mandel knows words matter. And given the incendiary level of other comments he made in the interview (he says at one point that Brown has “vilified capitalism” and views anyone who creates jobs as “the enemy.”) his clear meaning was that Brown was encouraging protesters who are “spitting on policemen and going to the bathroom on policemen’s cars.”
That statement is not accurate and also makes a ridiculous claim.
On the Truth-O-Meter, that rates Pants on Fire.
See the full analysis from PolitiFact here
Published: Nov 18, 2011
Last Modified: Apr 21, 2021