GOP rep. takes charge: Takes down painting in Capitol depicting police as pigs

GOP rep. takes charge: Takes down painting in Capitol depicting police as pigs
Duncan Hunter makes a point. (Image via STAT News video)

[Ed. – We reported on this student “artwork” last week.  Semper fi, Marine.]

A Republican congressman took matters into his own hands Friday and personally removed a painting depicting police officers as pigs that a colleague had allowed to be displayed at the U.S. Capitol complex.

“I was angry,” Rep. Duncan Hunter , R-Calif., told FoxNews.com. “I’ve seen the press [reporting] on this for about a week or so. … I’m in the Marine Corps. If you want it done, just call us.”

Hunter said he walked over to the artwork Friday morning with a few colleagues and unscrewed it. He then delivered it to the office of Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., the congressman whose office had allowed the piece to be displayed. The painting, hanging since June, was done by a high school student who had won Clay’s annual Congressional Art competition.

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