Stephen Colbert Skewers John Kyl over Planned Parenthood Lie
John Kyl: Planned Parenthood Fake Statistic 'Not Meant to Be a Factual Statement'
While debating the Federal budget, John Kyl (R-Arizona) hoped to strike a blow against Planned Parenthood in Congress by claiming that 90% of what Planned Parenthood does is related to abortion. The only problem with that little statistic is that it's fake.
John Kyl defended his bizarre claim by saying that his argument "was not intended to be a factual statement". This raises the question, then, of why he said it as the US government stood on the brink of shutting down. (I'm writing that one down as an excuse, but the way)
Fact is, though, that such a debate is moot: The GOP openly has it in for Planned Parenthood, and John Kyl was the guy who went just a bit too far with the spurious arguments. Kyl clearly didn't intend to do anything but BS the rest of the Senate, and comedian Stephen Colbert called him on it.
Jon Kyl has the world's most extensive catalogue of snuff films. #NotIntendedToBeAFactualStatement
While comedians and pundits across the country have characterized Kyl's bizarre backtracking as everything from hilarious to cowardly to both, we have to give this one to Stephen Colbert.