Rep. Reichert Asks Capitol Architect to Review Controversial Painting

Newsmax | 1/11/2017 | Staff
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Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash., is asking the architect of the Capitol if a controversial painting depicting police as animals should be allowed on display, The Hill reports.

The painting, which hangs in a tunnel connecting the Capitol and two House office buildings, has been the center of a war between some members of the Congressional Black Caucus and Republicans.

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GOP House members have repeatedly removed the painting, which features a confrontation between a protester depicted as a black panther and two police officers who resemble feral pigs. But Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., keeps putting in back on the wall, the website noted.

Clay represents the town of Ferguson, where a white police officer shot a black teenager in 2014, touching off bitter protests. David Pulphus, one of her constituents, won first place for...
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