According to a report, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) intends to sponsor a ceremony in the U.S. Capital to re-hang the offensive, anti-cop painting depicting police as pigs. Members of the Caucus are insisting that they are “defending the Constitution” by re-hanging the controversial artwork.
The news of the CBC’s intentions was made public by a January 9 tweet from Fox Business Network contributor Charles V Payne.
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The painting depicting police officers as giant pigs pushing minorities around in Ferguson, Missouri, was originally hung by Missouri Democrat Lacy Clay in the tunnel of the Congressional Cannon office building of the U.S. Capitol complex. But it was recently pulled down by California Republican Duncan Hunter who said the thing fosters an “untrue narrative” that police don’t care about the public in general and minorities in particular.
“This false narrative portrays law enforcement professionals as posing a danger to the very communities we serve. That is untrue and this ‘art’ reinforces this false narrative and is disrespectful on so many levels,” Rep. Hunter said after he removed the offensive painting from the wall.
Since the painting attacking police went up in the Capitol, police groups and unions have criticized the artwork and have demanded its removal. One police union called the painting “reprehensible and repugnant.”
The CBC, though, is claiming it is replacing the panting because of “the Constitution.”
Odd isn’t it that a group of men and women, the Congressional Black Caucus, that has so tirelessly fought discrimination and racism, are themselves treating law enforcement in the same manner they accuse others of treating blacks. The CBC is placing a racist painting up and defending themselves in doing it by citing the First Amendment.
Just imagine, if you can, if the roles were reversed? What if a piece of art went up depicting blacks as apes shooting each other? Would the Congressional Black Caucus cite the Constitution then? I would hope not because that act is just as hateful, evil and vile as the art they are so forcefully defending.
Welcome to hypocrisy at it’s finest.