Capitol Hill “pork paint” permanently removed after uproar

Jan. 17, 2017: The empty space, where the “pig-painting’ hung in the cannon tunnel on Capitol Hill. The controversial painting was removed over night by the office of the architect of the Capitol.


The so-called “pigs” on Capitol Hill, resolved not to touch a partisan tug-of-war, race, politics, and the American views of police officers, it was quietly removed.

Supposedly for good.

The painting — which depicts a police officer, such as a pig or a warthog with his gun drawn, a protester was removed — overnight Tuesday by the office of the architect of the Capitol, which oversees the Capitol Hill complex.

Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers told Fox News on Friday that he had found the painting against the house-building Commission, the rules and would be removed after the Martin-Luther-King-Jr. Holiday. The painting was among dozens stuck in the tunnel for the months between the rotunda and the Cannon House Office Building, the from the winners of the student art contest.

The artist was an 18-year-old from Missouri, the democratic Republic of Lacy Clay’s constituency.

The intervention of the impartial office caps a frenzy, began Jan. 6 if the California GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter is removed, the painting, which is essentially hung unnoticed in the tunnel for about seven months, but recently outrage from the criminal that triggered enforcement groups.

Sound re-hung the painting a few days later, flanked by several other members of the Congressional Black Caucus, in a well-staged media event.

“It was wrong, and it was inappropriate,” tone told a crowd of reporters.

Hunter, take a stroll over to the presser, the painting against the rules of the art contest.

“You can’t do offensive things in the competition-and this,” he said.

From there, the painting became a political football with other Republicans step forward to remove the painting, only for Clay’s office, set it back up again.

Washington GOP Rep. Dave Reichert, a former sheriff of the county, finally, appealed to Ayers, citing the rules of the art competition, prohibits “subjects of contemporary political controversy or a sensationalistic or gruesome nature.”

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