PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A screenshot of a controversial Facebook comment belonging to an account with the same name as an Oregon Dept. of Transportation worker has prompted an internal investigation, the department confirmed on Wednesday.
The comment, according to screenshots responded to by ODOT, said "I personally think they should shoot them all at the border and call it good...it'll save us hard-working AMERICAN'S billions of dollars on our taxes!! ;)," when commenting about border control.
The screenshot circulated, forcing an ODOT response on Twitter.
We're aware of a post that has been rapidly circulating through social channels espousing views offensive & abhorrent to the values of our agency. There is an active investigation into the matter. Thank you to those who have shared your concerns and we take this matter seriously— Oregon DOT (@OregonDOT) June 20, 2018
ODOT said they're investigating the authenticity of the account, only confirming that it shared the same name with one of its workers.