Dem Rep Defends Controversial Cops-as-Pigs Capitol Painting
BY: Madeleine Weast Follow @MadeleineWeastApril 28, 2017 11:04 am
Rep. William Clay Lacy (D., Mo.) defended a controversial painting that depicts cops as pigs on the House floor Thursday.
High school student David Pulpous won a local art competition in Missouri for his painting depicting police officers as pigs in a violent confrontation with African-Americans. The painting was hung in the hallway of the U.S. Capitol among other art competition winners.
In mid-January, the controversial painting was taken down by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R., Calif) only to be rehung by Lacy later that day.
Lacy took to the House floor …