House Democrat re-hangs painting depicting cops as pigs

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January 10, 2017

Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) returned a controversial painting depicting a confrontation between black protesters and police officers portrayed as feral pigs to its original place in the Capitol complex on Tuesday after a Republican lawmaker personally removed it.

The painting had been displayed in a highly trafficked tunnel connecting the Capitol and two House office buildings since June as part of an annual high school art competition.

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But Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) took down the painting and returned it to Clay’s office on Friday after conservative news outlets had taken notice in recent weeks.

Clay, surrounded by fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus, said taking down the painting violated the freedom of speech and expression.

“This is really not about a student art competition anymore. This is about protecting the Constitution,” Clay said.

Law enforcement organizations offended by the depiction of police officers as pigs had asked Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) last week to remove the painting. Capitol Police officers had also taken offense at the picture, which is currently located near a police security checkpoint.

Clay is trying to file a complaint with the Capitol Police accusing Hunter of theft.

  • HENRI

    THAT PICTURE HAS NO PLACE IN OUR WHITE HOUSE AT ALL I SAY BURN IT UP IN THE GARBAGE WHER IT BELONGS

  • Gloria Bouillion

    But Hillary never returned all the items she stole. Hillary has committed treason and so much more. This is disgusting to think of anyone in our government thinking this is art. The WH isn’t the place for this trash, the fireplace is. God help us please, America stand up for what is right. God Bless President elect Trump.

    • Trish P

      On top of everything, the painting isn’t even executed well. Looks like junior high work at best.

  • Jim Strong

    Maybe Lacy Clay needs a couple new cast.

  • Richard Bagenstose

    he should be arrested for insighting the war on cops and hate speech , this is what is getting innocent cops killed

  • teaman

    This is just like dummycrats! The only time the Constitution matters is when it supports their stupidity…….just like when they created the KKK

  • texexpatriate

    Clay, a Democrat, is treasonous like all Democrats. They hate America and want to turn it into a top down oligarchy.

  • justinwachin

    This artwork says a lot about the poor judgment of the congressman and the Congressional Black Caucus. I wonder how many of these congressmen who thinks this artwork is okay receives police protection. I wonder how many live in gated communities to avoid the street violence their foolish policies help foster.

    On election day we started a process of draining the swamp. As this story shows there is still more work to be done. The problems in our inner cities will never be solved as long as sleazy politicians are part of the problem rather than the solution.

    By the way, it’s hard to charge someone with theft if they didn’t take something. In the case of the Republican congressman he removed this poster and returned it to its owner.

  • ONTIME

    They can always hang this piece of dirt in the halls of the naalcp or under the communist flag over the black caucus dias…..

  • Warren

    Democrat Congressman Lacy Clay should be hanging by his coat collar with handcuffs on next to the Racist Anti-Law Enforcement Painting!! What type of people elect an A$$hole like this Goon??

  • GoldenGirl2u

    This is disgusting and the Dems prove once again that they are unfit to be in office. This is only going to continue to cause division in this country and disrespect law officers. Seems to me Dems only quote free speech when it benefits them. Evil and then they wonder why they are losing seats.

    • Barrustio

      That is ok this is perfect fuel for America which is now waking up to the liberal agenda. They lost over 1000 seats nation wide because people REJECT their ideals, so let them keep going so we can see just how many more seats they lose in two years and that goes for the few Republicans (like Kasich) who would rather go to the other side.

  • Stephen Howe

    Then let’s hang up a student painting of a KKK meeting to extoll freedom of speech?

    • Barrustio

      Naw that would only feed their narrative…instead let a White student submit a painting of Black (fatherless) thugs looting, rioting, burning and killing each other, with Black mothers saying “he was a good boy…an honor student”…and 4 thugs torturing a disabled White boy. Do think they would defend the 1st Amendment then?

  • Rock

    Maybe the police should hang Clay in the tunnel.

  • Rock

    No problem, reinstall ALL of the Confederate Battle flags removed for absolutely no reason other that blacks have been told it is racist and are blind enough to believe it…

  • raven6

    How did this accident of nature happen – – Sanger, you home?

  • CharlieSeattle

    Clay is trying to file a complaint with the “”Capitol Police”” accusing Hunter of theft.

    NOW the F%$#kin Hypocrite wants Police help!

  • CharlieSeattle

    Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) should be tarred and feathered.

  • Stash Holly

    The Capital Police should use their Constitutional Rights and stop protecting the Black Caucus and their offices also the NAACP until the painting is returned. If you can Banned the Confederate Flag because it offends, we can Banned this painting and the Mexican Flag from being viewed in America, NO MORE PREFERENCE GROUPS. They are hateful and incendiary just like the Confederate Flag upset people and they need to go, so do these HATE symbols.

  • P-daddy

    How about us submitting a new portrait of Rep. Lacy Clay that depicts him as an asshole. Can’t show any stars and bars because that is offensive, so is this shit.

    • Barrustio

      How about some White members form the White Congressional Caucus, it should be acceptable since the Black Caucus has set the precedent…and how about they judge their own art that can be publicly displayed…perhaps depicting Muslims beheading Christians or throwing gays off a building or Blacks looting, pillaging, burning and killing each other or torturing a disabled White kid. Do you think perhaps there would be an outcry or would they EQUALLY defend the 1st Amendment then????

      • Retired

        The racist would call the discrimination showing Blacks beating that disabled white guy.

  • solog

    CRAZY…that’s all it is! They want to talk about Freedom of Speech, but yet, people can’t pray and the 10 Commandments are taking down…save it!

  • Momma Beth

    This Clay dude is a disgrace

    • Virginia Hornibrook

      This picture is a disgrace to all policemen and this picture should be burned and the ashes give Clay to put up In his office.

      • Retired

        They should burn him with the picture.

  • Peter Smith

    The painting should’ve been burned immediately upon being removed. The burning would’ve been protected freedom of speech. It would also be much more appropriate than these idiot progressives burning our flag.

    • Retired

      I hope every cop that sees this clown stops him for the lightest infraction and nails him for speeding.

      • Peter Smith

        I believe a short trip to the nearest police station is in line. Followed by an intensive, thorough “BCS” (body cavity search) by a deputy with hands that would make a gorilla blush ……

        • Retired

          I firmly believe all our elected should be drug tested just like our military.

          • Peter Smith

            Agreed. I had a pre-employment DT and I am subject to random DTs, what’s good for the goose ….

    • Trish P

      No, the burning would not have been protected freedom of speech. Since it’s destroying property of another person. (You’re probably referring to jerks buying a flag and burning it.) But I’ve heard there’s a rule against hanging an inappropriate painting/poster in that building–but I don’t see why it’s so hard to remove it (according to Paul Ryan). Let this hang this poorly executed painting in the Democrat headquarters if they like it so much.

      • Peter Smith

        I’m not so sure about your saying it wouldn’t be protected Trish. And if the “artist” feels like he has been harmed, tape a $1 bill to the wall where it hung, that’s about 99 cents more than it’s worth …..

    • HENRI

      BUT REMEMBER OBAMA LET THEM HANG IT HE IS A DISGRACE TO AMERICA AND THIS JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU WHO THE DEMOCRATES IN THE HOUSE ARE LOW LIFES

      • Peter Smith

        No objections here, HENRI.

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