(CNN) - Joining in an effort to eliminate pork-barrel spending, Sen. Ted Cruz welcomed a pig named Churchill to Capitol Hill on Wednesday.
Joined by fellow Republican Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake, Cruz praised the group hosting the event, Citizens Against Government Waste, and said, "the culture of corruption that is rampant in Washington and sadly it is a bipartisan affair."
The Texas Republican then knelt down for a photo-op with Churchill, who was accompanied by his handler.
Someone in the audience joked, "the first time Sen. Cruz has had this picture taken with Churchill, maybe not the Churchill he was thinking of."