Rep. Harper: "We Hunt Liberal, Tree-Hugging Democrats"

October 20, 2009 9:53 am ET — Matt Finkelstein

The latest edition of Politico's "Get To Know A Congressman" series features Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS).  In the interview, Harper was asked about the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus, which advocates for hunters and fisherman in Congress:

POLITICO: What in the world does the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus do?

HARPER: We hunt liberal, tree-hugging Democrats, although it does seem like a waste of good ammunition.

Ironically, Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE), a co-chair of the caucus, has praised the group for being bipartisan. "Unlike some of the other activities in Washington, Republicans and Democrats reach across the aisle and join hands to work together, not as Republican or Democrat, but as sportsmen and women," he wrote.