When Senator Ted Cruz went pheasant hunting with Representative Steve King in Iowa on Saturday, he took a break to discuss the infamous 2006 incident in which former Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot his friend during a quail hunt in Texas, NBC News reports.
“Look, it happens,” Cruz said.
King added, “Doesn’t bother me a bit. The way I understood it, he was standing in the wrong place.” Later he joked of Cruz’s unpopularity post-government shutdown: “There are a lot of people who would like to shoot me and you, I’ve noticed. That would be a fundraiser to end them all, wouldn’t it?”