The war on cops isn’t just happening on the streets. It’s also happening on Capitol Hill.
Democratic lawmakers plan to reinstall a controversial painting depicting police officers as ruthless pigs who are victimizing black youth.
The painting was removed last week by Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter, an Iraq War veteran who’s currently active in the Marine Corps Reserve.
“I was angry,” Hunter said. “I’m in the Marine Corps. If you want it done, just call us.”
The Congressional Black Caucus and Missouri Congressman Lacy Clay, who sponsored the painting, have since issued a statement saying they plan to re-hang it in the Capitol complex.
Rep. Clay even said he plans to file a criminal complaint, calling Hunter’s removal of the painting “theft.”
“How dare he!” a furious Clay told reporters. “He was way out of bounds. He broke the law. It’s called theft.”
— The Hill (@thehill) January 10, 2017
Clay was immediately mocked by some on Twitter, who asked who he’s going to file his complaint with — the police?
— @realistamerican (@blakefoprez1776) January 10, 2017
My guess is that the investigating law enforcement agency is gonna want to slow walk that investigation @thehill
— C.J. Simones (@CJ_Simones) January 10, 2017
Others on Twitter warned that the painting’s anti-cop message could lead to more police deaths in the wake of the recent wave of ambush murders.
Rep Reichert (fmr King County WA Sheriff) fears putting police as pig art back on CapHill wall "could result in death of another..officer"
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) January 10, 2017
@thehill Police protecting scum Dems that infest our Capitol & attack our officers should refuse to serve because of dangerous environment
— joseph (@kobuck12) January 10, 2017
Others slammed the ignorant masses for blaming cops for black homicides while blithely ignoring skyrocketing black-on-black crime statistics.
— Mara ? Mallory (@SaltyLiberal) December 9, 2016
One Twitter user wondered when the biased mainstream media will blame Donald Trump for the shocking spike in Chicago’s murder rates.
2017 prediction: MSM, which ignored Chicago's black-on-black murders for 8 years, suddenly "discovers" stats, lays issue at Trump's feet pic.twitter.com/x6PuTYyKmJ
— The West Declines (@WestDeclines) January 1, 2017
On Monday, Donald Trump celebrated Law Enforcement Appreciation Day by tweeting his support for the men and women in blue who stand between civil society and anarchy.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 10, 2017
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