The anti-police sentiment with Democrat lawmakers is reaching a new low.
Last week, Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA) personally removed a painting portraying police as pigs from a hallway in the U.S. Capitol.
In response, Representative Lacy Clay (D-MO), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, plans to rehang the painting.
The New York Post reports:
Democratic lawmakers plan to rehang a controversial painting on Capitol Hill that angered law enforcement groups with its depiction of police officers as pigs, after Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter personally took down the picture last week.
A Monday press release from the Congressional Black Caucus and Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., whose office for months had sponsored the display of the student artwork, announced that Clay and CBC members will “rehang” the piece Tuesday morning in the Cannon Tunnel.
“The rehanging of this painting for public view represents more than just protecting the rights of a student artist, it is a proud statement in defense of the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which guarantees freedom of expression to every American,” the statement said, noting it had been “removed without permission or proper authority” by Hunter.
Clay’s anti-police actions may bolster his standing with the Black Lives Matter crowd but it does a great disservice to law enforcement.
Just yesterday, a black female police officer was gunned down by a murder suspect in Orlando, Flordia.
It’s appalling that Clay and the Congressional Black Caucus members support displaying an anti-police picture in the U.S. Capitol.