Democrats Vow to Rehang Painting of ‘Cops as Pigs’ in US Capitol — On Police Appreciation Day

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Congressman Duncan Hunter, Republican from California took down a controversial painting from the wall of a Capitol complex hallway Friday morning.

The painting by St. Louis student David Pulphus which was selected as a winner of a Congressional art contest in 2016 is about the Ferguson, Missouri anti-police riots and depicted police officers as pigs. The painting was selected to hang in the Capitol by the office of Congressman William Lacy Clay, Democrat from Missouri. It has hung at the Capitol in a tunnel that connects lawmakers’ offices at the Longworth Building with the Capitol since a June ceremony for winners of the contest.

Fox New’s Judson Berger and Malia Zimmerman broke the story of Hunter taking the painting down.

The Huffington Post’s Matt Fuller posted photos of the before and after.

On Monday Democratic lawmakers vowed to rehand the “cops as pigs” painting in the US Capitol Building.
Unreal.

Monday is Police Appreciation Day.

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