Congressman To File Lawsuit Over Racist Painting Being Removed
Clay will argue that the painting’s removal, which followed outcry from House Republicans and police advocacy groups, violated his constituent’s First Amendment rights to free expression.
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The painting showed a confrontation between black protesters and police officers with guns drawn, depicted as feral pigs.
Clay’s district includes the city of Ferguson.
Nancy Pelosi appealed the decision to remove the painting and lost that appeal.