On Saturday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius should step down before he went on a pheasant hunt with Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on “opening day” of pheasant season in Iowa.
When asked at the Hole N’ The Wall Lodge whether Sebelius should step down, Cruz reportedly said, “absolutely,” echoing what he has been saying the last week.
The hunt kicked off with a prayer asking for safety and expressing appreciation for the Second Amendment. Cruz said he has hunted a number of other birds, including quail and dove, but Saturday would be his first time hunting pheasant. And, though he enjoys the sport, he admitted “in the world of experienced hunters I don’t stack up.”
“There are a lot of people who would like to shoot me and you, I’ve noticed,” King quipped to Cruz before the hunt. “That would be a fundraiser to end them all, wouldn’t it?”
Cruz went on the hunt one day after Cruz spoke before a record crowd at the Iowa Republican Party’s Reagan Dinner. He addressed the Defenders of Freedom in Iowa after the hunt, which can be seen below.
– Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (@tedcruz) October 26, 2013
Cruz and King are two conservatives the Republican establishment often treats with contempt for staying true to their conservative principles on issues like immigration and Obamacare. Both have also hunted so-called RINOs (Republicans in Name Only) and exposed them for coming to Washington and letting Washington and the permanent political ruling class change them.