- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Rep. Marsha Blackburn has some words of skepticism for President Obama’s claim of frequent skeet shooting.

“If he’s a skeet shooter, why have we not heard of this? Why have we not seen photos? Why hasn’t he referenced this at any point in time?” The Tennessee Republican’s questions, via CNN broadcast, followed a White House spokesman statement earlier this week that the president doesn’t have photos of shooting at Camp David because, Jay Carney reportedly said, “he goes to spend time with his family and friends and relax, not to produce photographs.”

Ms. Blackburn upped the ante of proof for Mr. Obama: “I think he should invite me to Camp David, and I’ll go skeet shooting with him and I bet I’ll beat him,” she said, in a Newser report.

Mr. Obama’s self-professed love of the shooting game came via a Sunday report in The New Republic, in which he addressed concerns that his gun control push would hurt hunters. In the report, and by way of reassuring hunters, Mr. Obama claimed that at Camp David, “we do skeet shooting all the time.”