Arizona U.S. Senator Jon Kyl was the unfortunate topic of both The Daily Show and The Colbert Report Monday, with both hosts skewering the Arizona Republican over recent remarks made concerning Planned Parenthood.
“If you want an abortion you go to Planned Parent, which is well over 90 percent of what Planned Parenthood does.” Mr. Kyl said during a Senate floor speech.
Following the remark, a number of news networks questioned the statement resulting in a response from Mr. Kyl’s office.
“His remark was not intended to be a factual statement, rather to illustrate that Planned Parenthood, an organization that receives millions in taxpayer dollars, does subsidize abortions,” Mr. Kyl’s office said in a statement, to which Mr. Colbert and Mr. Stewart teed off.
“That’s unbelievable. As in it’s not true,” Mr. Colbert said. Mr. Colbert went on to offer a number of statements that were not intended to be factual.
“I would love to see that statistic checked…by anyone,” Mr. Stewart chided. “I get those numbers mixed up. Is it three percent, or is it ninety percent?”
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