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Sun May 17, 2020, 06:10 PM

WA Republican won't seek reelection after investigation says he 'engaged in domestic terrorism.'

May 17, 2020

By Sarah K. Burris

Republican state Rep. Matt Shea announced that he will not seek reelection after an investigation said that he “engaged in domestic terrorism.”

According to The Seattle Times, the Washington official didn’t file to run again for his office, though he did file to run as a Republican precinct committee officer.

Shea participated in a trio of standoffs against the government, which was investigated by a House commission. That report was then forwarded to the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, saying Shea assisted “in the planning and preparation” of the 2016 armed takeover at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Eastern Oregon. He was part of an armed occupation at the refuge with militia leader Ammon Bundy, who was part of the 2014 standoff at the Bundy Ranch. The Bundy’s refused to pay for grazing rights after allowing their cattle to graze on federal lands without paying for it.

Shea says he’s part of a “Marxist smear campaign” and “a coup.” He also has a history of conspiracy theories from private messages that were revealed last year.


I hate to say this, but I'm not surprised he's from Spokane. There are a lot of nuts in that area.

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