And still can’t figure out why they lost the election. Smh. https://t.co/FHTvKUzOa1— ForAmerica (@ForAmerica) January 10, 2017
Democratic Rep. Lacy Clay, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus from whose Missouri district the picture came, hung the painting back up Tuesday, calling Hunter’s action “blatant censorship.” But then another Republican colleague, Colorado Rep. Doug Lamborn, took the painting down Tuesday afternoon, bringing it back to Clay’s office and saying it doesn’t belong in the Capitol. Clay rehung it – again.via FoxNews
“It was wrong and it was inappropriate,” Clay said Tuesday morning of efforts to take down the painting. “It’s not about defending an art contest. It’s about defending the Constitution.”
Clay has said he wants Capitol Hill police to file theft charges against Hunter, who after removing the painting returned it to Clay’s congressional office. Clay said Tuesday he has not heard from the police but does not intend to personally take legal action.