Home Congress GOP Lawmaker Removes Anti-Cop Painting From Capitol Wall

GOP Lawmaker Removes Anti-Cop Painting From Capitol Wall


Last June, police unions and supporters around the country took issue with an acrylic painting that went up in the halls of the U.S. Capitol building. The painting, which won a Congressional Art competition sponsored by Democratic Rep. Lacy Clay of Missouri, was criticized for its sensational depiction of police officers.

Created by St. Louis teenager David Pulphus, the painting shows a pig in a police officer’s uniform with his gun trained on black protesters. Black and white birds fight in the skies above and a black man holding the scales of justice is crucified – just to make sure the painting can hit every possible “controversy” button possible, apparently.

Several police associations released a joint statement asking House Speaker Paul Ryan to remove the painting, insisting that it was perpetuating destructive anti-cop myths.

“This false narrative portrays law enforcement professionals as posing a danger to the very communities we serve,” they wrote. “That is untrue and this ‘art’ reinforces this false narrative and is disrespectful on so many levels.”

Rather than wait around for public pressure to build, though, Rep. Duncan Hunter, a Republican from California, decided to get it over with himself. On Friday morning, he grabbed a couple of his colleagues, unscrewed the painting from the wall, and delivered it to Clay’s office.

“I was angry,” Hunter told Fox News. “I’ve seen the press [reporting] on this for about a week or so. I’m in the Marine Corps. If you want it done, just call us.”

Ron Hernandez, the president of the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs, released a statement praising Hunter for taking action.

“At a time of our country facing rising crime and a shortage of those willing to work the streets as police officers and deputy sheriffs, we need to make it clear that depictions of law enforcement officers as pigs in our Nation’s Capital is not acceptable,” said Hernandez.

Co-signed, but isn’t it sad that this is something we “need to make clear”? Doesn’t it say something about how far we’ve strayed as a culture that anyone would think this painting is remotely acceptable for the halls of Congress?

Fortunately, this is the first sign that the war on cops is coming to an end. The first of many, we hope.


  • This painting was absolutely disgraceful anywhere but especially in the halls of Congress. This lady should be sent home by her voters then she can display the painting in her home. Maybe now our country will become a country where we respect our American values once again & members of the House & Senate need to grow a pair & do what is right for America & its citizens. God bless America!


    Thank God!!! This is an OUTRAGE that this vile POS was ever displayed in the first place… America, in my opinion, we should all be ashamed of a Government that would condone this piece of TRASH being hung in our halls of Government…

    • Barb Anderson


      You are so right and as for the artist to depict something like this, better take a look and see just how radicalized he is; as for the congressional member, she should be fired.

    • Joseph Toth

      I’ll bet the Democrats have put that up there in the first place is really ticked off.

    • Tommy G

      It bothers me to think this garbage was allowed to be hung in a govt building they should have burned it after taking it down and replaced it with pictures of our fallen Police Officers Tommy Guariano SINY

    • They should have taken it to the incinerator. The dems don’t care about somebody wiping with our flag or burning it, but you can bet if they had burned this atrocity, I would have heard Lacy Clay ‘squealing’ all the way down here in Georgia!

    • Freda


    • And now it’s reported that the democrats are re-hanging this piece of garbage….. is this what those voters supporting those democrat legislators want to happen?? I didn’t vote for any of these democrats but if I had, they would not get another vote from me.

    • BW

      There is a lot of justifiable outrage on here, but how many of you have actually done anything? You should have both of your state’s US Senators as well as your Congressman on speed dial on your cellphone. You should also have the Capitol switchboard number on there so you can contact the office of others like this Representative Lacy Clay that had the picture put up. Think about what you want to say and be respectful. The people that answer the phone can only deliver the message. The nicer you are to them, the more likely the message will be delivered correctly. Try to get them feeling sympathetic for our side.

    • Silvia

      I cannot believe that they were allowed to hang this Vile painting in the halls of the capital. I grew up with blacks in Africa and never have I seen such disrespect. Racism was never even mentioned in my home growing up. But now I see utter disrespect by some of the blacks who should be glad to be Americans. I have been a racist towards blacks-Jews-Moslems or any other nationality, but lately I see so many terrible left wing bullies that I am ashamed of these new feelings I am habouring. Something that’s new to me and I’m 80years old. God I pray for my Country and those
      Who think they are in a bad way. Move outside the USA and
      see the real world. You Immoral Ungrateful bullies.

    • Duane

      I asked before and have yet to see any answers;
      1. Who approved hanging the picture?
      2. Who hung the picture?
      3. How long did it hang there?
      4. Can just anyone go in and hang anything on the walls?
      5. I assume someone had to get the picture past security and that someone had to have been approved to enter the building with the picture; WHY ARE WE NOT BEING TOLD WHO THAT SOMEONE WAS?

      • Good question. Probably need to put in a FOIA request. The libs won’t tell you.
        Or just ask Maxine Waters.

    • Marilyn Scragg

      There’s only one person who was responsible for allowing this painting to be hung in our Capitol and you know who that is, Mr. Obama!!

    • Nellie

      What do you expect when our President Obama BACKS BLM instead of our Law Enforcement and Border Patrol.
      Refugees picked by UN and not vetted, open Borders to the world’s criminals.
      Border Patrol expected to protect us using rubber bullets.
      Terrors driving illegals from Borders.
      Obama stated he would side with the Muslims. Democrats didn’t go after Holder, Biden, Hillary and others who Obama picked to his cabinet.

  • JIM

    Why was the painting there in the first place , it shows that the GOP needs to even get hold of the building staff and fire them . WHO GAVE THE ORDERS TO PUT IT UP? FIRE HIM! THIS COULD BE A UNION DEAL, IF SO BREAK THE UNION NOW. THE FED LAW SAYS THE GOV’T DOES NOT RECONIZE THE UNION.

    • gary29

      Jim, I’m with you. Fire the damn boss. However it took six months and complaints from police associations to get anyone to act. Even the guy that took it down admitted that if they didn’t more shit would hit the fan, so in fact his motivation could raise and eyebrow. The halls of congress are so far removed from the day to day activities and feelings of mainstream America it is pathetic.

    • DeborahG

      It was a democrat Politician that put it up. You can’t fire him but there is no place in Congress to glorify hate and promote anarchy

    • DeborahG

      It was a democrat Politician that put it up. You can’t fire him but there is no place in Congress to glorify hate and promote anarchy

    • Freda


      • Bitterwater

        Clay is the sponsor, he can get away with anything; He is Black. Saw him speak don’t think he has much up Stairs.

    • Ron Costlow

      I 100% TOTALLY agree with you, and have stated so a number of times also. “WHO gave the “OK” to post it or was it even “asked” for by “Rep. Clay”????

  • DrAnalog

    Only liberals would condone something as foul as that painting. Thank God there were some Republican congressmen who were American enough to remove it.

  • sumner ferris

    the truth has become offensive. When police and military start serving the people and not the politicians,who are doing the business of corporations and protecting corporations FROM the people This image will change. BUT NOT UNTIL. When cops who claim they are not thugs turn on those that are instead of making excuses, then this image will change. As a nation we have blamed others for our unjust action,while not fully addressing injustice. As Martin Luther King said “we have yet to live up to our creed/ promise of justice for ALL”. Not the illusion.

  • Hunter

    Oh we just got the balls to remove it now, the gop let this crap be put up in the first place. Cowards

  • Surely they’ll replace it with a BLM painting or some such lie~

  • Surely they’ll replace it with a BLM poster or some such lie~

  • The issue is the piece of shit, from Missouri that. had this vile painting hung in the halls of congress, he should be impeached, and thrown out of congress

    • Angie

      I agree. I think he’s one turd short of a sewage treatment plant!

  • Robert powell

    THE HEAD COCKROACH IN CHIEF should be made to take it down and burn it on the whitehouse front steps.that crap should never been allowed to be hung in public, specially anywhere on capitol grounds..thank god that black hearted cockroach is on the way out.HOW THAT DUMB ASS GOT ELECTED IS BEOND COMPREHENSION…….

    • Johnny Smith


    • Tommy G

      Well his black ass is movin on down, to the basement,to that no so deluxe cellar in da ground. So send in the raid crew and fumigate the interior of dat white house o Lordy we is leaven..

    • Freda


    • Wildmann

      Should’a used it for toilet paper!!

    • Pamela

      I saw a piece on Fox yesterday that they someone made them put it back up!!!!!! This is going to be a long week until Trump!

  • DeborahG

    It isn’t “ART” it is hatred. Free speech allows it but NOt in the halls of Congress to promote vilence agsint the law keepers. They are white, black, Asian, Hispanic. JUST PURE hatred

  • Linda

    That painting is not only disgusting, it is factually wrong. It figures a Dem would illicit such a painting. Thank goodness someone had the guts to stand up to this bullcrap!

  • RobDJ

    Un-F’in believable how far this society has fallen. Next they will conduct abortions at a congressional clinic.

  • Christine


    • It used to be the home of the BRAVE! After Obama, not so much! He thinks that everything has gotten better during his 8 years which shows his ignorance of most American’s lives today. We have to work very hard to reverse some of the damages done by the Obama administration but also hold our polititions feet to the fire and make them do the right thing. It is an outrage that this ugly painting was hanging on the wall and even gotten an award! It shows the true degradation of this Country. MAGA & DTS!

      • harolddc

        Did all of you white racist bigots forget how BUSH left this country? How many US Soldiers DIED because He LIED. OH! he was white that was OK

    • vivian

      you are so right , wish we could undo the last 8 years and obama they thought they had it in the bag boy they never counted on the people taking back our country,Bless you President Trump so nice to have a President we aren’t ashamed of!!! or un first lady!!!.

  • Loretta Lounsbury

    If this isn’t an example of how our government works, maybe its a lesson we all need to try & fix. Until there are term limits or actual members being voted out of office by their constituents nothing will change. How about automatic age limit set. I often wonder how come we have so many senior citizens with dementia or Alzheimer walking around this country of ours, but not one of the “elder statesmen” are bothered by those problems. Anyone else wondered about this.



  • Thomson Burtis

    The painting should be left exactly where it was to show the vile hatred abroad in the land, whose flames have been fanned by Obama, AG Lynch, Black Lives Matter, George Soros, and all those who subscribe to and believe this false and dangerous narrative. At the same time President Obama has flooded our communities with the greatest number of commuted felons, a surprising number of whom committed crimes of violence, than any other President in US history, all while he tolerates burgeoning islands of criminality in our sanctuary cities and in the growing number of Muslim no-go zones like Islamberg, NY. As a retired cop this whole business makes me want to throw up.

  • I am dearly afraid our country of America is doomed…..That bastard Barack Obama has set it on fire with his racist actions. He is nothing but a turd floating in a sea of piss…… Send him back to his country in Africa……
    He is a dirty weasel….. He does not belong in the U.S.A……………..He is also a traitor………….

  • Bobcat

    On behalf of all those Police Officers Nation wide who put their lives on the Line everyday to make this great nation safe to live, I applaud Rep. Duncan Hunter for taking this despicable painting down. It should never had been allowed. Rep. Lacy Clay should be censured.

  • what kind of a man allows this kind of thing on a gov. building ? a faker president and it shows we in nov. voted for the right person for PRESIDENT OF OUR AMERICA. OH AND BY THE WAY THE V.A LIST ME AS WHITE HISPANIC,THAT’S WRONG , I AM AN AMERICAN WHO LOVES AMERICA ,OUR FLAG AND STAND UP STRAIGHT FOR MY STARS AND STRIPES I AM 74 YEARS OLD AND HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MANY DEMOCRATS FAVOR THE WAYS OF SATAN.

    • Duane

      Amen to that Alfy; amen to that. I was a Democrat from the early sixties until about three years ago and got so disgusted the way things were falling apart in our country that I switched. I have never missed voting since I registered and I have tried to be sure the vote I cast was for the right person. I don’t see the right person being a Democrat, or a Republican, or an independent but rather the person, man or woman, who I feel is best qualified to get the job done. Qualified means educated, experienced, a strong Ameriacn spirit, proud of the nation, supportive of our values, the constitution and ready to FIGHT for the best interest of our nation and the people. I have not seen that for the past 12 years and I am hoping in the next few weeks I will our nation start a quick recovery with men and women in Washington who are ready to get us back on track.

    • Judy Cummings

      ALFY: Whether your an American born or a Naturalized citizen, a citizen is an
      American, period. I have lived and loved in this country as an American Born citizen for 74 years and it really chaps my rear when I hear all this BS we hear today from the young people. Little sheep being led by traitors to our Country. Or, shall we call them “Snowflakes”? I never had to have a SAFE PLACE, if something was done to make you sad, you either dealt with it or you did something about it!! You didn’t riot, terrorize, burn, loot and be otherwise destructive. If I had done what these kids do, my Dad would have had be on the back of the hay wagon, picking up straw or hay and placing it on a wagon. Not the cushy life these kids have it today. I couldn’t be prouder of my grandchildren, they are rooted in patriotism and manners. But that’s all due to the teaching they had and praise they got when they did the right thing. That’s what’s lacking today. The school shouldn’t have to teach all things including manners and respect, that’s the parents job. If the parent’s don’t respect themselves by being fools, how can they expect their kids to act any different. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND WHAT SHE STANDS FOR, FREEDOM!!

  • joeupyourscs

    demoRAT party=murder=RAPE=ANTI-1ST.AND 2ND.AMENDMENT=looting=burning the MF down=abortion=kkk=slavery=muslim terrorists=high taxes=poverty=fixed elections=illegitimate kids=baby killers=crack heads=welfare=illegal aliens=homosexuality=beastiality=Pedophilia,LIBERALISM Is It Mental Illness or Demonic Oppression?.

  • Charlie

    The blame falls on the leftist leadership of organizations such as the NEA. NAACP, ACLU, ALF/CIO, democrat national committee, hollywood producers, main stream media publishers, pastors who aren’t interested in anything more than keeping the collection baskets filled, university academia, petty congressmen who are more interested in staying in power and the 63 million brain lame sub-patriot people who buy all their BS and always vote democrat as in the presidential election of 2016.

  • Barbara Kelly


  • Bobbe

    The 45 Communist Goals for America is over a century old. In 1963, 10 Jan 1963, they were added to the Congressional Record. Since 2009 they have been the basis of the K-12 curriculum. In the 1910s, the American Communist Party realized America wasn’t ready for it. And they realized they would have to proceed slowly, “progressively.” Today, the ACP are the Progressives. They explain the pornography, the violence, and the attack on our culture.

  • Tommy G

    I said it from day one that he is the enemy and now its all coming together We the people of America have to now demand that this Nobel Peace Prize winner give that honor back and get the Fu$& out of our country and stay out TG

  • Tommy G

    Why are my comments not being posted on Conservative Free Press T Guariano

  • Thank you Rep. Duncan Hunter for removing this anti cop painting.

    • sofie Kellogg

      Yes, thank you Rep. Duncan Hunter for removing that trash. And Alfy, you are so right too.

  • Alaska Woman

    Freedom of speech has been attacked.
    The Fourth Reich has begun.

  • Alaska Woman

    Freedom of speech has already come under attack
    Which constitutional right is next?

  • Laura Milo

    Thank you Representative Hunter and the U.S.marines! Good for you! I would have loved to see the reaction of Representative Clay! Well done!

  • Beyond. This painting never should have been there. Go Hunter. Some common sense.

  • Alaska Woman

    Freedom od speech was a Constitutional Right.
    The Fourth Reich has begun, and he has not yet been sworn into office.

  • Duane

    Who made the selection and what were the other submissions? Who authorized the hanging of the picture? Where was it in relation to the public view?
    Where were GOP and Democratic Party leaders; – – – where was Obama? Does this kind of stuff just go on the White House and chambers of government all the time?
    It is easy t see why respect for law enforcement has fallen to the level it has. Obama’s comments degrading the police officers, his efforts to take away equipment intended to protect law enforcement; his decision to ignore federal laws and prohibit local laws and law makers to enact provisions to protect their communities suggest Obama has no respect for law enforcement, for our society or our nation.
    Just as everything else he was done; he talks and makes suggestions he is all for the American people and for law enforcement but when it comes time to do anything other than talk he falls short. He has done more to destroy years of improved race relations and quality for the people of this nation than we will be able to repair in the next 16 + years. I am amazed he has not ordered our flags to be removed from the White House and public buildings; amazed too that he has not come up with his own flag design and wears it on his lapel (I don’t think he wears our flag on his lapel).
    When laws are ignored or twisted to benefit of those required to enforce the laws we slip into lawlessness; that is where Obama has taken us.
    His talk has done nothing to fix our nation’s problems, his huge spending has only taken the nation into greater debt, his failure to secure the nation has created a weak economy in total contrast to his clams. We have over 30 million Americans out of work or working for law wages and In part time jobs. He has turned his back on them, on the American people and the nation.
    He stands in front of TV cameras and suggest our nation is better off because he was here; what though shows any of that to be true; other than manipulated White House and Obama Staff marketing and spread by the media.

  • Mike Davis

    Worse than his dad. Does nothing for the constituents in his district. Absolute waste of skin.

  • Linda Anderson

    That kind of junk belongs in the dumpster after you burn it so nobody else gets their hands on it. This is shameful.

    • Floyd Lehman

      Can we throw some of the protesters in the dumpster as well?

  • First off why see Clay is a racist pig anyway so he would fit right in with Obama’s bullshit. One of these days the black people wake up and find out that they been used and abused and you’re too stupid I’ve seen it not counting the dumb white people following this dumb asshole in the White House.

  • Just curious if there would have been any outrage if the painting had depicted Muslims beheading Christians or Black people burning, rioting and looting.

  • Just wondering if the outrage would have been a bit quicker if Muslims had been depicted beheading Christians or Blacks rioting pillaging, burning and looting.

  • dan

    Last June?….a moment later this garbage of a picture and congress person should have been thrown into the street….just another example of racism’s “two wrongs equal a right”….we had the brains to grow out of this stuff from years gone by….this administration, as is par for the course, completely tries to out do itself on this any many other issues…who’s the racist?

  • JD

    Hurrah, Duncan Hunter! Now there’s a politician with cojones.

  • But now the last report? indicates that the liberals have rehung that piece of crap. Perhaps the republicans should hang something just as repulsive next to their “painting” which would be something the blacks in congress would not like, just to show them that what goes around, comes around….

  • Texas Belle

    It has been hung and taken down numerous times; has it finally been removed forever? That any member of Congress would permit this kind of degradation of the Police is an outrage. Let them hang the picture in their outhouse where it belongs.

  • John P. Centonze

    If a Black person is having a problem as in fearing for their lives, who do they call…Black Lives Matter or the police?

  • John P. Centonze

    When a Black person is having a problem, like fearing for their life, do they call Black Lives Matter or the police?

  • David R Vranish

    Just take it down and burn it. Nobody would see it, nobody would know where it is, it couldn’t be put up again. That would end the story. But then Hunter wouldn’t get his name in the news.

  • David R Vranish

    The picture never illustrated a pig. It was a hog. Even the artist was an idiot!

  • bagster53

    what again, they removed it the other week and then it got put back up , the congress men who put it up should be arrested for instigating the war on cops, just like oboma should be

  • James Foster

    We praise you Rep. Duncan Hunter for doing what others should have done before! Thank you for standing-up for our men and women in uniform!
    And I second the motion earlier, who is the moron that thought that was a good idea to hang it up in the first place?! Make him or her do community service with the child that painted it in the first place – have them spend a day sweeping the halls-of-justice and see if they learn any respect! (I am SERIOUS about this)

  • Rosita

    Our law enforcement officers deserve more respect.

  • One thing Obama has worked hard on is creating hate. He has managed his war on white people and white cops while creating ISIS to destroy America. How great would it be if he went back to his homeland and was never heard from again?

  • David in MA

    Aside from the many laws the people in congress violate, there are those who are constantly working to destroy America, they must be removed and either jailed or neutralized.





  • harolddc

    I thought this was the most appropriate time for ALL OF US to re-read, remember and NEVER FORGET, the speech given by Willie Lynch a slave owner who over 300 years ago devised a plan to help keep Black people divided…
    I greet you here on the bank of the James River in the year of our lord, one thousand seven hundred and twelve. First , I shall thank you, the gentlemen of the of the colony of Virginia, for bringing me here. I am here to help you solve some of your problems with slaves. Your invitation reached me in my modest plantation in the West Indies where I have experimented with some of the newest and still the oldest method for control of slaves. Ancient Rome would envy us if my program is implemented. As our boat sailed south on the James River, named for our illustrious KING JAMES, whose BIBLE we CHERISH, I saw enough to know that our problem is not unique. While Rome used cords or wood as crosses for standing human bodies along the old highways in great numbers, you are here using the tree and the rope on occasion.
    I caught the whiff of a dead slave hanging from a tree a couple of miles back. You are losing valuable stock by hangings, you are having uprisings, slaves are running away, your crops are sometimes left in the fields too long for maximum profit, you suffer occasional fires, your animals are killed, Gentleman,…You know what your problems are; I do not need to elaborate. I am not here to enumerate your problems, I am here to introduce you to a method of solving them.
    In my bag, I have a fool proof method for controlling your slaves. I guarantee everyone of you that if installed it will control the slaves for at least three hundred years. My method is simple, any member of your family or any OVERSEER can use it.
    I have outlined a number of differences among the slaves, and I take these differences and make them bigger. I use FEAR, DISTRUST, andENVY for control purposes. These methods have worked on my modest plantation in the West Indies, and it will work throughout the SOUTH. Take this simple little list of differences and think about them. On the top of my list is “AGE” but it is only there because it starts with an “A”; The second is”COLOR” or shade; there is INTELLIGENCE, SIZE, SEX, SIZE OF PLANTATION, ATTITUDE of owner, whether the slaves live in the valley, on a hill, east or west, north, south, have fine or coarse hair, or is tall or short. Now that you have a list of differences, I shall give you an outline of action- but before that, I shall assure you that DISTRUST IS STRONGER THAN TRUST, AND ENVY IS STRONGER THAN ADULATION, RESPECT OR ADMIRATION.
    The black slave, after receiving this indoctrination, shall carry on and will become self-refueling and self-generating for hundreds of years, maybe thousands.
    Don’t forget you must pitch the old black VS. the young black males, and the young black male against the old black male. You must use the dark skinned slaves VS. the light skin slaves. You must use the female VS the male, and the male VS, the female. You must always have your servants and OVERSEERS distrust all blacks, but it is necessary that your slaves trust and depend on us.
    Gentlemen, these kits are your keys to control, use them. Never miss an opportunity. My plan is guaranteed, and the good thing about this plan is that if used intensely for one year the slave will remain perpetually distrustful.
    The letter above is one of the major problems of the African-American race today. And with this knowledge we as a race can and will over come. So with this letter still in your mind I ask that you enlighten someone else and send this letter to as many brothers and sisters. We as a race must start somewhere in learning our problems what better place than the document that started the destruction of our MOST POWERFUL RACE!!!

  • Reverend1

    Burn the damn thing. It’s called Freedom of Speech. That’s what they call burning our Flag.

  • Ron Costlow

    I agree 100% with “ALL” of the above comments “Concerns” by REAL & TRUE, “Legal” American citizens. That (Rep. Lacy Clay) is a BLM “Bigot & Bias” “Black Casus” member who has some how “Wormed his way” into his seat in Congress, and his ONLY motive is to “Further” continue, the “Black Lives Matter -Racist” movements
    to continue the “Unrest” in our communities, WHY?, we can only assume as NONE OF THEM, will EVER, speak or tell you the TRUTH.
    As a “retired” Law Enforcement Officer and a Navy Vet. (Who believes in his “Oath of Office”, & the Laws stated in the Constitution & “Bill of Rights’ Especially in the “14th Amendment”, that EVERY citizens should be ‘TREATED EQUALLY UNDER THE LAWS”, meaning to me, that, (“Treat others as you would want them to treat you”) PERIOD.
    I most likely would have, not only, “taken it down”, but, “Stepped & Piss” on it than “cutting it up/or “burning it” as they have done to OUR Flag. and threw the remains on Rep. Clay’s desk. Telling him to take it and, “shove it up his ass”.

  • Robert Kahlcke



  • Can’t wait until Trump is sworn in as our President. He has balls.
    When Obama’s profile is placed on the next $1 presidential coin we all need to refuse to accept it. I will get my center punch and hammer out of the tool box and use it.
    Good ridence Obama!

  • jerome robuck

    WOW! i haven’t seen it must have been quite expressive. the young man didn’t hang this on the wall, he painted a picture of what is real, free speech without a word said. no violence and well heard, give him another canvas and some more colors, encourage more to express their self’s peacefully. and absolutely find out who put it up, they used this for their own agenda.

  • Angie

    Great that he removed it but I heard that the @$$ wipe that hung it up there has hung it back up again. It needs to be destroyed! It’s garbage and filth!