Rep. William Lacy Clay Rehangs ‘Cops as Pigs’ Painting in Capitol

UNITED STATES – JANUARY 5: A controversial painting by Missouri student David Pulphus depicting police as animals hangs in the tunnel connecting the U.S. Capitol to the Cannon House Office building as part of the annual student art exhibit on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. The painting was selected as the 2016 Congressional Art Competition winner from Rep. William Lacy Clay’s district in the St. Louis area. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Please explain to us how this painting of police officers depicted as pigs is helping to unite our country.
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.

“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.
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