Duncan Hunter

Painting in Capitol depicting police as pigs becomes a political football, with California politicians among the players

Painting in Capitol depicting police as pigs becomes a political football, with California politicians among the players

The painting had been hanging in a Capitol hallway for six months, attracting no public complaints.

Then, shortly before the new year, a conservative website published this headline: “Painting of Cops as Pigs Hung Proudly in US Capitol.” The story was picked up by Fox News and rose the ire of several law enforcement associations across the country.

Now it’s the subject of a tug of war between House Republicans and some Democrats. Republican representatives have been pulling it off the wall, a Democrat who put it back tried to involve the police, and...

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