Controversial US Capitol Art To Be Removed

Controversial US Capitol art to be removed

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The painting will be removed next week, Rep. Dave Reichert says
It depicts police officers as pigs and won a congressional art competition

Rep. Dave Reichert had sent a letter to the Architect of the Capitol with his concerns about the painting, which depicts police officers as pigs.

House Speaker Paul Ryan also took a stand against the art, which hanged in a tunnel at the US Capitol, calling it “disgusting.”

Friday, Reichert said Ryan’s office informed him the painting will be taken down after the federal holiday.
The painting won Democratic Rep. William Lacy Clay’s congressional art …

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