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Capitol's 'Jesus Lady' Falls On Tough Times

July 2, 2012
rita-warren-jesus.JPGLast month, my colleague Mike Catalini told us the deal behind the life-sized Jesus that appears by the Capitol twice week.

The owner of said-Jesus, Rita Warren, now faces eviction from her Virginia apartment, Roll Call's Heard On the Hill reports.

Warren, 83, is a "pro-prayer-in-schools, pro-First Amendment activist," Catalini reported:

To staffers, lawmakers, and frequent visitors, Warren's face is a familiar one. She's been bringing the statue to the Capitol for three decades, Monday through Friday at first. Now, just two days a week. Construction at the Capitol Visitors Center had limited her to visiting one day a week. She's back now, though, to her twice-weekly pilgrimage.

No word yet on whether Warren and Jesus will be back at the Capitol, despite the eviction.

Photo: Rita Warren (National Journal/Mike Catalini)
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