Fact Check: Ted Cruz Did NOT Say He Has Hunter Biden's Laptop Files In This Video

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  • by: Marlo Lee
Fact Check: Ted Cruz Did NOT Say He Has Hunter Biden's Laptop Files In This Video No Mention

Did Sen. Ted Cruz say he has Hunter Biden's laptop and leak a secret document implicating U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland? No, that's not true: This video does not include any of those claims. The video is an exchange between Cruz and Franita Tolson, the George T. and Harriet E. Pfleger Chair in Law at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, on racial discrimination in voter ID laws.

The claim appeared in a Facebook post on August 17, 2022. The video opened with:

... the federal district court that first resolved the constitutionality of Texas' voter ID laws.

The caption of the post read, "'I Have Hunter's Laptop Files' - Sen. Ted cruz ๐‹๐„๐€๐Š๐’ ๐’๐ž๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐ญ Document ๐ˆ๐Œ๐๐‹๐ˆ๐‚๐€๐“๐ˆ๐๐† Merrick Garland."

This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:

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Facebook screenshot(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Fri Aug 19 14:44:28 2022 UTC)

The 18-minute-plus video has no mention of Hunter Biden, Hunter Biden's laptop or a secret document that implicates Garland.

This video is from a hearing on voting rights on September 22, 2021. Cruz discussed with Tolson whether or not racial discrimination can be found in Texas' voter ID laws.

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Marlo Lee is a fact checker at Lead Stories. She is a graduate of Howard University with a B.S. in Biology. Her interest in fact checking started in college, when she realized how important it became in American politics. She lives in Maryland.

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