As a former 2020 presidential candidate, Sen. Kamala Harris — now presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate — was on our fact-checking radar this election cycle. Here’s a rundown of the claims we addressed.
Issues: equal pay
FactChecking the November Democratic Debate
Gillibrand’s Inaccurate Equal Pay Claim
The Final Push: Clinton
Clinton’s Equal Pay Claim
FactChecking the Michigan Senate Race
Cherry-Picking Salary Data in Oregon
Trading Jabs in Michigan
Playing Politics with the Pay Gap
Obama’s 77-Cent Exaggeration
A TV spot from the president’s reelection committee says women are “paid 77 cents on the dollar for doing the same work as men.” That’s not true. The ad falsely states that the pay gap is for doing “the same work.” It also implies that discrimination by employers is responsible for the difference. That’s an exaggeration..
The main point of the ad is to tout Obama’s signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2009.