The claim: Video shows Rand Paul presenting evidence that Nancy Pelosi committed treason
Some social media users are sharing a video they claim shows Sen. Rand Paul presenting evidence that Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi committed treason.
"SHE'S GUILTY OF TREASON! Rand Paul UNLEASHES Evidence on Nancy Pelosi During EPIC SPEECH," reads the caption of an Oct. 4 Facebook post that features the video.
The video was viewed more than 64,000 times in two days.
But the caption is wrong. The video does not show Paul, R-Kentucky, presenting evidence that Pelosi committed treason, nor does he mention Pelosi at all.
USA TODAY reached out to the Facebook user who shared the post for comment.
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Paul does not mention Pelosi in the video
The video in the social media post is composed of three clips.
In the first, Paul is shown expressing his support for then-President Donald Trump at the 2020 Republican National Convention. The second shows Paul discussing U.S. COVID-19 policies and vaccination rates in October 2021.
The Kentucky senator does not mention Pelosi or treason in either clip.
The third clip shows Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan questioning Google CEO Sundar Pichai in 2020. Paul is not featured in the clip.
The claim was previously debunked by Reuters.
Our rating: False
Based on our research, we rate FALSE the claim that a video shows Paul presenting evidence that Pelosi committed treason. Paul makes no mention of Pelosi in the video.
Our fact-check sources:
YouTube, Aug. 25, 2020, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) full remarks at the 2020 Republican National Convention
C-SPAN, July 29, 2020, User Clip: Ranking Member Jim Jordan Questions Google CEO Sundar Pichai
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Fact check: Video shows Rand Paul talking COVID-19 and Trump