01/10/2017

Congressional Black Caucus Will Rehang Vile Student Painting Depicting Cops As Pigs

Bridget Johnson, PJ Media

WASHINGTON -- A Missouri congressman and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus plan to rehang this week a student painting depicting a police officer with a boar-type head after an angry GOP congressman took it down.

The annual Congressional Institute art competition solicits entries from high school students each spring. Students submit works of art to their congressional offices, and teams of artists representing the district pick the winners, which are displayed in the Capitol for a year.

The controversial winner is from Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay's (D-Mo.) district, which includes the city of St. Louis and northern areas of St. Louis County.

The painting, "Untitled #1" by Cardinal Ritter High School grad David Pulphus, had been hanging in a House walkway among other contest winners since June. On Friday, after learning about the painting's depiction from Twitter, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) took it down.

But Joe Kasper, chief of staff for Hunter, told the San Diego Union-Tribune that despite the "very strong statement" and "outpouring of support" surrounding the painting's removal, the congressman wouldn't take down the painting again if his colleague decided to put it back up.

“He gets along really well with Lacy Clay, who’s four doors down from us,” Kasper said. “This isn’t anything personal. It’s not about him or Hunter.”

Today Clay's office said it's going back up in a media event.

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