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By Daniel Bates For Dailymail. The lawyer who was shot by Dick Cheney during a quail-hunting trip says he will watch the new movie about the vice president which will include the moment he was gunned down. Harry Whittington tells DailyMail.
The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports Whittington, then 78, was part of a quail-hunting party on a South Texas ranch with Cheney and others when the vice president accidentally shot him in the face and torso after a covey of game birds took flight. Dozens of tiny bird-shot pellets peppered his face and torso. Whittington lost consciousness and was taken to the hospital.
The wounded man, year-old Harry Whittington, was in intensive care at a Corpus Christi hospital after being hit by several pellets of birdshot Saturday afternoon, hospital spokesman Peter Banko told CNN. Cheney, 65, visited him Sunday afternoon at the hospital, "and was pleased to see he is doing fine and in good spirits," Cheney spokeswoman Lee Anne McBride said. Watch when Cheney's office decided to release information --
Mr Whittington, who suffered a minor heart attack when a shotgun pellet lodged near his heart, absolved Mr Cheney of any responsibility. As he was discharged from hospital in Corpus Christi, he said: "We all assume certain risks in whatever we do, whatever activities we pursue. And regardless of how experienced, careful and dedicated we are, accidents do and will happen.
On February 11,United States vice president Dick Cheney accidentally shot Harry Whittingtona thenyear-old Texas attorneywith a shotgun while participating in a quail hunt on a ranch in Riviera, Texas. Local authorities released a report on the shooting on February 16,and witness statements on February On February 14,Whittington suffered a non-fatal heart attack and atrial fibrillation due to at least one lead-shot pellet lodged in or near his heart.
The Texas lawyer Dick Cheney sprayed with birdshot during a traumatic hunting trip recently bagged his first quail since the terrifying rifle mishap 10 years ago — but there has still never been a vice presidential apology. Harry Whittington still has pellets lodged into his right cheek and neck from the Feb. The year-old lawyer said his son-in-law and some friends took him quail hunting last month in his hometown of Goliad, marking the first time he fired a shotgun in a decade.
On Feb. The vice president's mistake made headlines on Feb. The White House did not release details of the accident until after news had already broken of the shooting, later claiming they had prioritized treatment for Whittington.
Born in in Nebraska, Dick Cheney entered politics in Beginning as an intern for the Senate, Cheney quickly rose to power by first becoming an aide to the Wisconsin governor, then working for President Richard Nixon 's administration in He served as Gerald Ford 's chief of staff from tothen served six terms in Congress before being appointed secretary of defense by President George H.
Of all the destruction waged by Dick Cheney during his eight-year run of terror in the White House, one incident stands out as the oddest: On February 11,Cheney shot a hunting partner in the face, nearly killing him. When Harry M. Whittington, a prominent attorney in Austin, arrived at Armstrong Ranch in the very southeastern tip of Texas, he had a deep connection not to Cheney, but instead to a few other notorious Republicans of the George W. Bush era.