Investigation Finds Washington State Rep. Involved in Domestic Terrorism
Dear Republicans — anti government terrorists aren’t the sorts you should put in office to govern, they are more set on tearing down our institutions and our country than in building it.
(CN) – A Washington state representative has been asked to step down after the release of an investigation that found he engaged in domestic terrorism against the U.S., including the 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in 2016.
Matt Shea, Spokane Valley-R, was suspended from the House Republican caucus shortly after the report was made public and removed from the three committees he served on.
“Rep. Matt Shea has been suspended from any role in the House Republican Caucus. He should resign,” tweeted Rep. J.T. Wilcox, leader of the House Republicans.
The independent investigation concluded that Shea is a “prominent leader” of the Patriot Movement and participated and planned in three armed conflicts against the U.S. government, including the 2016 takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.