Senator Jon Kyl was overheard today expressing concern about a summer home he claims to own that might be in the path of the Wallow fire raging in eastern Arizona.
Given the senator's history with "factual statements," we decided to check it out.
Taking a break from talks about the national debt ceiling today, the senator was seen making phone calls to get the latest on the path of the fire, and whether it was headed toward his vacation home.
"I'm trying to find out whether or not my summer home up in the Arizona mountains is still there after the fire went through last night," Kyl told reporters in a capitol hallway, "I'm just getting a little report from a totally informal source [that] they think it is, I really don't know. And that's really on my mind right now."
Unlike his recent claims about Planned Parenthood's abortion statistics, Kyl's claim that he owns a home that might be in the line of the fire is a "factual statement," according to the Apache County Recorder's Office. He's owned the property, within miles of the blaze, since 1987.
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