Jon Kyl Deletes His Planned Parenthood Lies From Congressional Record
During the debate over the 2011 budget, and specifically the debate over the rider that would have barred any funding to Planned Parenthood, Arizona Senator Jon Kyl said in a Senate floor speech that abortion constituted “well over 90 percent” of what Planned Parenthood does. Polifact declared the statement to be false, and Kyl’s office quickly released a statement saying that Kyl’s statement in his floor speech was “not intended to be a factual statement.”
That itself led Stephen Colbert to rip Kyl apart:
Well, now Kyl has decided that he doesn’t want his “not intended to be a factual statement” to be a part of history:
Sen. Jon Kyl has quietly removed his infamous comment that 90 percent of Planned Parenthood’s business is abortion from the Congressional Record. Senators are allowed to revise and extend their comments in record and his statement now simply says: “If you want an abortion you go to Planned Parenthood and that is what Planned Parenthood does.” Kyl’s office could not be reached for comment.
From “not intended to be a factual statement” to “not intended to be an actual statement,” I suppose.
But, of course, the internet never forgets: