A controversial painting depicting police officers as pigs has been taken down, but it took the act of a single congressman to make it happen.
After hearing the controversy swirl in the media for nearly a week, Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) had had enough.
On Friday, Hunter and a couple of colleagues walked over to the painting, unscrewed it, and took it off the wall.
He then delivered it to the office of Congressman Lacy Clay (D-MO), who had placed the painting in the halls of the Capitol after declaring it the winner of his district's congressional art competition.
The controversial artwork has elicited anger from many observers who feel that it is disrespectful to display such a piece in the Capitol Building.
Americans in Support of Law Enforcement president Scott G. Erickson called for the painting to be taken down in an op-ed at the Daily Signal last week.
Hunter said of his decision to remove the art, "I was angry. 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.”