Whittington Leaves Hospital, Speaks to Press
Posted on Feb 17, 2006
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - The lawyer shot by Vice President Dick Cheney during a hunting trip was discharged from a hospital Friday and told reporters he was deeply sorry for all the trouble Cheney had faced over the past week.
“We all assume certain risks in what we do, in what activities we pursue,” Harry Whittington, 78, said outside the hospital. “Accidents do and will happen.”
Paul Iverson / AP
Austin attorney Harry Whittington talks with reporters Friday, Feb. 17, in front of the hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he had been recovering after being shot by Vice President Dick Cheney in a hunting accident Saturday. Peter Banko, the hospital administrator, is at right.