Man claiming he left manure for Mnuchin compares his actions to Jesus's

Man claiming he left manure for Mnuchin compares his actions to Jesus's
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A man who claims he delivered a package of horse manure to Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinOn The Money: US paid record .1B in tariffs in September | Dems ramp up oversight of 'opportunity zones' | Judge hints at letting House lawsuit over Trump tax returns proceed Democrats ramp up oversight efforts over 'opportunity zone' incentive White House to add two aides to lead impeachment messaging MORE's home to protest the GOP's tax bill has compared his actions to those of Jesus.

“In the long run, if we don’t do stuff like this, what are we going to have left?” Robby Strong told southern California public radio station KPCC.

“What I did, I would like to compare to what Jesus did when he went into the temple and overturned the tables of the money-changers, who were exploiting the people financially in the name of religion," he said.

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He added: “I feel like that’s what the GOP has done to the American people.”

Reports published Saturday said a package addressed to Mnuchin's home in Los Angeles contained horse manure. 

Authorities, including the Secret Service and a Los Angeles bomb squad, responded and police discovered the package contained horse manure after unwrapping it.

Strong posted a picture to Facebook of the card he says it included, in which he wrote: “We’re returning the ‘gift’ of the Christmas tax bill. It’s bullshit. Warmest Wishes, The American People.”

Strong reportedly delivered manure to two homes in Los Angeles he thought belonged to Mnuchin, according to The Washington Post.

In a Facebook comment, he wrote that the package was "pure organic horse shit, just like everything that administration’s done so far."

"Bomb scares certainly were not my intention, but maybe they should be a little scared, eh," he wrote.

According to the Post, the Secret Service interviewed the man who claimed to have sent the package, but Strong was not arrested.

“It was a gift-wrapped package of poo,” Strong told AL.com. “Is there a law that you can’t drop off a box of poo? Not really.”

Congress passed the GOP's tax plan last week and President TrumpDonald John TrumpThis week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry Impeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Judd Gregg: The big, big and bigger problem MORE signed it into law on Friday.