Cathy McMorris Rodgers sure gave a feel-good speech in response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address. But it turns out she lied about her upbringing.
As HuffPost is reporting in Mrs. Rodgers Neighborhood, Rogers said in her speech
I grew up working at my family’s orchard and fruit stand in Kettle Falls, a small town in Eastern Washington — getting up before dawn with my brother to pick apples.
But the truth is: she grew up in Canada. “Cathy McMorris did have a rough-and-tumble childhood growing up. It just wasn’t in Kettle Falls — or almost any of it in America….Â When she was still in kindergarten, the family moved from Salem, Washington to British Columbia. And they lived there for 10 years. (That’s more than twice as long as Ted Cruz lived in Canada.) It wasn’t until she was a junior in high school, two years from leaving for college, that she moved back to the United States and the family settle in Kettle Falls.”
There’s nothing wrong with her growing up in another country. But there is something wrong with lying about it.