FOX News reporter Chad Pergram tweeted moments ago that the controversial "Police as Pigs" painting has finally been removed from the halls of the United States Capitol.
Colleague Nick Kalman rpts Congressional authorities have removed the controverisal police as pigs painting on Capitol Hill— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) January 17, 2017
The painting had inspired a fervent argument over it's appropriateness for display since it depicts police officers as anthropomorphic pigs.
The painting had been selected by Missouri Congressman Lacy Clay as his district's winner of the congressional art competition.
Republican lawmakers had taken the painting down in protest; however, Clay rehung it last week.
The Architect of the Capitol was petitioned by Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA) to rule if the painting met House rules prohibiting offensive material.
The Architect ruled last week that the painting was, in fact, in violation of the House rules and would be taken down.