Stephen Colbert Celebrates Sen. Jon Kyl’s Independence From ‘Factual Statements’

Stephen Colbert‘s field day with Senator Jon Kyl‘s unique relationship with “factual statements” continued last night which resulted in high (and absurd) comedy. After spending the better part of the day yesterday promoting imagined facts about about Kyl via Twitter, he continued to keep the joke alive last night by reading some of the best jokes offered under the #NotIntendedToBeAFactualStatement hashtag.

First some background: during last week’s Senate debate about the federal funding of various programs with a shutdown looming, Senator Jon Kyl claimed that “well over 90% of what Planned Parenthood” does is perform abortions. Turns out that the actual reported figure is 3%, though Kyl’s office clarified the discrepancy to CNN that claimed that Kyl’s comment “was not meant to be factual.” This bit of rhetorical back-peddling has earned a great amount of praise/derision, continued by Colbert last night.

Watch the clip, courtesy of Comedy Central:

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