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Democratic Congressman Keeps Hanging Painting Back Up That Depicts Cops as Pigs

It was reported earlier today that the controversial US Capitol painting depicting cops as pigs has been at the center of a feud between Democratic and Republican Congressmen, with one Democratic member threatening to assault GOP peers if they continue to take down the painting.

Throughout the day today, Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO) has hung up the painting three separate times after numerous Republicans, taking after Rep. Duncan Hunter’s lead, have pulled the painting down from the hall and returned it back to his office.

And with Clay having hung it up for the third time this afternoon, there is currently a gaggle of reporters posted up and ready to capture the moment when another GOPer comes and takes down the painting.

Clay bemoaned the “alt-right media sites” and “some Republican members” who refer to themselves as “constitutional conservatives” who don’t support the “fundamental free speech of my 18-year-old constituent.” (The painting was done by a high school student and was chosen as the winner of a contest.)

Meanwhile, Hunter said the painting was in violation of the Capitol rules and they would “take it down.”

Watch the news clip of the situation above, via Fox News.

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