‘Just another crappy day’: Investigation launched when Ohio’s GOP state senators targeted by revolting packages

A federal criminal investigation was launched after all 25 Republican state senators in Ohio had a really “crappy day” on Thursday when they were targeted by dissenters who thought it wise to send the lawmakers envelopes full of poop.

After a nearly week-long journey through the mail system that began in Cleveland, the packages were intercepted by the Statehouse mail room as well as the Akron and Cleveland post offices, The Columbus Dispatch reported.

A spokesman for the Ohio House called the people responsible “pathetic, little cowards,” and welcomed an old-school solution to life’s little problems.

“They should’ve just sent a selfie, because it’s the same thing,” John Fortney said. “I’d be more than happy to explain it to them in a parking lot or cornfield of their choice.”

“I’m really angry about it,” Fortney told WEWS. “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.”

He was unsure if the cowardly action affected other employees or elected officials in the House but confirmed that “the safety of all 33 members of the Senate, their staff and statehouse employees remains a priority.”

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is currently investigating the incident that was presumed to involve human feces as a federal crime.

As an intended recipient of one of the packages, Ohio State Sen. Jay Hottinger (R-Ohio) condemned the juvenile act, noting that although his 28-year tenure in the legislature has given him a lot of experience, this was a first.

“It’s gross and stupid; immaturity at its highest level,” he said.

“It’s difficult to quantify how immature, obviously gross, ridiculous, you know, a stunt like this is,” Hottinger told 10TV. “Whatever message that they are intending to try to deliver loses all effect when you resort to ridiculous stunts like this.”

Hottinger thought there was an obvious political motive for the poopy packages, noting that “I have guesses given the very volatile, political world and climate that we’re in right now but that would just be purely speculation.”

Many speculated that the packages were sent in response to the proposed ban on abortions after six weeks that is now making its way through the Buckeye State’s legislature.

Republican State Sen. Kristina Roegner called for civil discourse in the face of the highly divisive issue.

“This is a highly charged and emotional issue, there’s passion on both sides,” she said. ” But we need to engage in civil discourse.”

While it was the first time Hottinger was the intended recipient of such a smelly package, he has been subject to harassment in the past when he received an anonymous death threat.

“Just another crappy day,” the state senator said.

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