Thursday, April 14, 2011

Kyl On #NotIntendedToBeAFactualStatement: "That Was Not Me"

Arizona Senator Jon Kyl has finally acknowledged that he simply misspoke last Friday when he stated on the Senate floor that more than 90% of the services performed by Planned Parenthood are abortions.  (The correct figure is apparently 3%.)

The botched statistic received attention from comedians and more when he (his office) released a statement saying that "it was not intended to be a factual statement."

Now, Sen. Kyl has told Politico that he misspoke on the floor "and I said so."  Arizona's Politics has not been able to find any coverage before this Politico report where Kyl had acknowledged an error.

As to the "not intended to be a factual statement", Kyl passed the buck: "That was not me - that was my press person." And that may or may not be intended to be a factual statement.

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