Several packages containing feces were reportedly sent to over two dozen GOP lawmakers in Ohio this past week.
The packages were received by post offices in Cleveland and Akron as well as the Ohio Statehouse before they reached senators, according to a statement provided to The Columbus Dispatch on Thursday by Ohio House spokesman John Fortney.
The US Postal Inspector is reportedly investigating this incident as a federal crime.
Fortney told News 5 Cleveland that he assumed the feces were human and that return addresses were fake.
“I’m really angry about it,” Fortney told News 5. “These are a bunch of little scared, little cowards that wouldn’t say s*** or a thing to you face-to-face, right, they would rather send it in the mail.”
Fortney added that there was no apparent motive as to why someone would mail these letters. However, a few Republicans told News 5 they assumed it was because of Ohio’s six-week abortion ban going into effect following the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the US Supreme Court.
“It’s gross and stupid; immaturity at its highest level,” Senator Jay Hottinger told The Columbus Dispatch.
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