The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Oops, the Senator Told a Lie

Apr 18, 2011

A Republican senator claimed 90% of what Planned Parenthood did was abortion services during the budget debate. (The actual figure is 3%.)

But a statement later released by Senator Kyl’s office “clarified” that “his remark was not intended to be a factual statement.”

Most people call this lying and teach children not to do it. But this was, after all, a politician in the U.S. Senate, where telling lies is part of the job.