Mary Matalin repeats lie about China drilling off the coast of Cuba.

Appearing on the Situation Room today, conservative pundit Mary Matalin insisted on opening more U.S. land, including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, to oil drilling, claiming that the U.S. is “the only nation” impeding efforts at more drilling. She repeated the conservatives’ current favorite lie: that China is drilling near Cuba, just off the coast of Florida — even though the lie has been thoroughly debunked and Vice President Cheney himself has admitted the story was false. Watch it:

Last week, Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL) was so furious at his party’s false statements about drilling that he took to the Senate floor to decry the “fabricated China/Cuba connection” that he said “has no merit.”