AKRON, Iowa — Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) shot and killed a pheasant at the annual Colonel Bud Day Pheasant Hunt that Rep. Steve King (R-IA) hosts.
Breitbart News captured video of the event:
Along with King, Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) joined the hunt. Cruz is one of three GOP presidential candidates in 2016 who is participating in the two-day hunt with King. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum hunted earlier on Saturday, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is hunting with King on Sunday afternoon. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal also joined King at the Hole ‘N The Wall Lodge here on Saturday evening for a dinner event, even though he’s not hunting with the group.
In a second video below, Cruz holds up another pheasant he shot and killed and tells the reporters and those present: “It’s a beautiful day in Iowa.”
“That’s right, it’s a beautiful day in Iowa,” King can be heard echoing Cruz in the background.
All told, Cruz killed two pheasants on Saturday–and joked to reporters he now won’t be allowed in the radical leftwing liberal group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). More details from this pheasant hunt will be forthcoming on Breitbart News soon.