Friday, April 5, 2013

Jim Sensenbrenner Gets More Time To Fix FAA Tower FUBAR

The FAA is delaying until June 15 its sequester-driven lan to close 149 air control towers.


This gives Cong. Jim Sensenbrenner more time to completely straighten out his assertion that 75% of the towers were chosen to hit Repubicans - - a claim PolitiFact rated false:

Arguing politics were involved in the FAA’s tower closing decision, Sensenbrenner said 75 percent of the towers set to close were in Republican districts.
Three days after we asked about it, Sensenbrenner removed the claim and, in at least in one version of the statement, included a note saying a previous version relied on "unverifiable" information. It would have been more accurate to say that the statement was unverified.
We verified the numbers. And we rate the statement False.
(Click here to search an interactive map of the location of the towers slated to close, along with the details of the congressional district where the tower is located)

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