Republican lawmakers, always eager to portray themselves as heroes in the fight against political correctness, have decided that artwork hanging in the Capitol – created by high school students in Ferguson, Missouri – is just too upsetting for Republicans’ delicate eyes. Now, Republicans have successfully lobbied the Capitol’s architect to remove the artwork, reports Politico.
The artwork was selected by Congressman Lacy Clay, who represents the people of Ferguson, as part of a competition. As described by Politico, the painting “depicts two police officers with animal heads pointing guns at black citizens, one of whom is depicted as a wolf. A sign in the background reads ‘racism kills.'”
The Congressional Black Caucus and other groups fought the Republican’s efforts to remove the art. In the midst of the dispute, Republicans went so far as to actually rip the painting off the wall.
Now that the painting is off the walls, presumably Republican lawmakers can get back to their efforts to take away healthcare from millions of Americans, and attacking the government’s ethics office in peace.