Fact check: McCarthy's false, misleading and evidence-free claims since becoming House speaker

U.S. Speaker Kevin McCarthy speaks at a news conference at the Capitol Building on January 12 in Washington, DC.

Since winning a difficult battle to become speaker of the House of Representatives, Republican Kevin McCarthy has made public claims that are misleading, lacking any evidence or plain wrong.

Here is a fact check of recent McCarthy comments about the debt ceiling, funding for the Internal Revenue Service, the FBI search of former President Donald Trump's resort and residence in Florida, President Joe Biden's stance on stoves and Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff.

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