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Congressman To File Lawsuit Over Racist Painting Being Removed

Congressman To File Lawsuit Over Racist Painting Being Removed
Congressman Lacy Clay, a Democrat from Missouri, intends to file a federal lawsuit on Tuesday against the Architect of the Capitol for removing a constituent’s painting that depicted police officers as animals from the Capitol complex.

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.

 

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