MO Congressman Tries to File Theft Charges Against Colleague Who Took Down Offensive Painting

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Photo: via foxnews.com

A Missouri congressman who had a controversial painting hung in the halls of the United States Capitol has tried to file a theft report against a fellow colleague that removed the offensive artwork.

The painting in question depicts police officers as pigs.

Congressman Lacy Clay (D-MO) attempted to file theft charges with the U.S. Capitol Police after fellow Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) removed the controversial painting from the wall and returned it to Clay's office.

The U.S. Capitol Police, however, refused to take the report.

Rep. Hunter's chief of staff, Joe Kasper, said of the incident, "The idea that this would be considered theft is laughable and I think that’s why they declined to take action. I don’t think Lacy Clay understands how much this issue stands to hurt his standing with law enforcement all across the country."

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