Fact Checker Podcast: Miller-Meeks links excess deaths to hospital shutdowns

Mariannette Miller-Meeks answers a question during an Oct. 8 debate with Rita Hart moderated by The Gazette's James Q. L
Mariannette Miller-Meeks answers a question during an Oct. 8 debate with Rita Hart moderated by The Gazette's James Q. Lynch and KCRG-TV9's Chris Earl in Cedar Rapids. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District has a close race between Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks and Democrat Rita Hart, who faced each other in an Oct. 8 debate hosted by KCRG-TV9 and The Gazette.

In this check, we’ll hit on two debate claims from Miller-Meeks, an ophthalmologist and state senator.

The Fact Checker team checks statements made by an Iowa political candidate/officeholder or a national candidate/officeholder about Iowa, or in ads that appear in our market.

Claims must be independently verifiable.

We give statements grades from A to F based on accuracy and context.

If you spot a claim you think needs checking, email us at factchecker@thegazette.com.

This Fact Checker was researched and written by Erin Jordan and edited by Craig Gemoules. This episode is hosted by Erin Jordan and features Michaela Ramm, John Steppe, and Marissa Payne.

The Fact Checker podcast is produced by Stephen Colbert and music is Lobby Time by Kevin MacLeod.

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