Congressman Duncan D. Hunter (R-CA) joins Chris Salcedo to discuss a painting hanging in the U.S. Capitol which was the winner of an art contest. Duncan explains to Chris that each congressman holds an art competition where kids from their district's high schools submit art to be displayed in the Capitol Building.
"We have artists judge these pieces of art, then one of them hangs in the U.S. Capitol for one year. And we fly the child out with one other — be it their teacher or their parent —and they help hang it up and get pictures and do tours and that kind of thing," Duncan discloses.
Chris then turns the conversation to a controversial painting selected Democrat William Lacy Clay from Missouri.
"It's a painting which depicts our nation's police officers as pigs," Chris tells us.
Chris expresses how he and a lot of other Americans found the painting to be inappropriate and not befitting or worthy of the nation's Capitol. Duncan decided to take matters into his own hands and returned the painting to Congressman Clay, prompting Clay to threaten to press charges for theft.
"They couldn't have pressed charges anyway because I didn't steal anything — I simply returned to him what was his," Duncan discloses.
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