#NotIntendedToBeAFactualStatement: Stephen Colbert's Best Non-Facts About Sen. Jon Kyl (TWEETS)
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If Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) hadn't made the claim that "well over 90%" of Planned Parenthood's activity is devoted to abortion, perhaps the real number -- around 3%, none of which is subsidized by federal funds -- would never have received so much attention.
In an attempt to backpedal, Kyl's office clarified that the Senator's claim was "not intended to be a factual statement." (Obviously, citizens should expect their elected officials to knowingly tell giant lies on the floor of the Senate during speeches, and it's excusable as long as the lie fits their party's narrative. Simple!) Nobody had more fun with this exercise in vanity than Stephen Colbert, who lambasted Kyl on his show last night in his typical satirical manner.
He then took the joke to Twitter, where he spent all of Tuesday unleashing a string of falsities using Kyl's favorite catchphrase: "Not intended to be a factual statement." Vote for your favorite, and watch Colbert's hilarious follow-up segment from his Wednesday night show here.