Congressional Black Caucus Leader Threatens Representatives That Remove Racist Painting
Just a day after National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, where two Orlando Police officers died in the line of duty, Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) members held a ceremony on Tuesday as they placed a racist painting depicting police as pigs back on display after it was first removed last week by California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter. According to the report, they also dared Republicans to remove the painting again.
It wasn’t long before Colorado Rep. Doug Lamborn took the dare seriously and removed the painting again on Tuesday, and took it to Rep. William Lacy Clay’s office, who represents Ferguson. CBC chair Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond responded to the painting’s removal with “We may just have to kick somebody’s ass and stop them.”
By late afternoon it was reported that the painting was once again hanging in the halls of the Capital.