Back in March of 2021, the Washington Post did a fact-check on Sen. Tom Cotton. You see, Republicans were making “hyped-up claims” about who’d be receiving stimulus checks “with carefully crafted amendments for campaign ads.” Cotton said that even Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev would be getting a stimulus check from the government.

The Post must be going back and cleaning up 2021 for the new year, as it’s adjusted Cotton’s rating.

Yeah, he was spreading this crazy conspiracy theory that it could have escaped from a lab.

He said it in a (conservative) political context, so he still gets a Pinocchio.