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.

Jon Kyl Is Sorry If He Gave Anyone The Impression That The Things He Says In Public Are Factual [HuffPo]

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