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Cheney's Hunting Trip & Confederate Flag Sparks Controversy

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By Can Tran     Oct 30, 2007 in World
United States Vice President Dick Cheney is under fire for a hunting trip on Monday at a secluded gun club in Hudson Valley. A New York Daily News Photographer snapped a picture of the Confederate flag hanging inside the gun club’s garage.
This is the second time that Vice President Dick Cheney had attended the secluded gun club in Hudson Valley called Clove Valley Rod & Gun Club located in Dutchess County. It is located about seventy miles north of New York City. The last time that Dick Cheney has visited was back in 2001.
Despite the heavy presence of local police, the photographer managed to get a snapshot of the Confederate flag hanging inside that garage. After seeing the photo, Reverend Al Sharpton had already demanded to Dick Cheney to leave and denounce the club. Sharpton stated: “leave immediately, denounce the club and apologize for going to a club that represents lynching, hate and murder to black people.”
Megan Mitchell the spokeswoman for Cheney said that neither he nor anybody on his staff saw the flag. However, this incident is very minor to what happened back in 2006 where Dick Cheney shot attorney Harry Whittington in the face.
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