After very recently claiming that "well over 90 percent" of what Planned Parenthood does is to provide abortions, Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl would like to back pedal for a while, if that's all right with everyone:
This afternoon, CNN brought on Planned Parenthood's Judy Tabar to discuss his comment. During the interview, CNN anchor Don Lemon relayed a statement from Kyl's office walking back the comment, claiming the statement was not meant to be "factual":
LEMON: We did call his office trying to ask what he was talking about there. And I just want to give it you verbatim here. It says, 'his remark was not intended to be a factual statement, but rather to illustrate that Planned Parenthood, a organization that receives millions of dollars in taxpayer funding, does subsidize abortions.'
Ohhhh! Okay. I get it now. I was under this weird assumption that statements made by Kyl would be researched and factual, as they all go directly into the Congressional Record but I completely forgot that none of what is said on the Senate floor is meant to be taken seriously.
Thanks for the refresher course, Kyl.