[Ed. – This is a followup to yesterday’s post.]
A controversial student painting in the Capitol depicting police officers as pigs was rehung and removed upwards of three times Tuesday following an a special event to return it to the wall.
Meanwhile, Louisiana Democratic Rep. Cedric Richmond, the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, threatened the Republicans who have been taking the painting down: “We may just have to kick somebody’s ass and stop them.”
Reps. Brian Babin of Texas and Dana Rohrabacher — both Republicans — were the most recent lawmakers to remove the painting late Tuesday afternoon after Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo., had to put it back twice.
The original removal of the painting was done last week by Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., before Clay returned it to the wall Tuesday morning alongside Congressional Black Caucus members.
Then, Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., removed the painting a second time and brought it to Clay’s office before the Missouri Democrat returned it.
The painting depicting cops as pigs with their weapons drawn at protesters, as of Tuesday night, still hangs again in the Cannon House Office Building tunnel leading to the U.S. Capitol Complex.