Clay Brings Controversial Constituent Painting To House Floor

Clay Brings Controversial Constituent Painting to House Floor

A controversial painting from the Congressional Art Competition for high school students made an appearance on the House floor Wednesday.
Missouri Democrat William Lacy Clay brought his constituent’s artwork “Untitled #1” to the floor to defend the piece that depicted police-community relations in Ferguson, Missouri.
The painting stood next to Clay as he delivered a speech. It has been in his office since it was taken down from display in the tunnel.
The painting prompted controversy when some Republican members removed it from it’s place on the wall in the art show in the Capitol tunnel.
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