Shea, the report found, engaged in domestic terrorism leading up to the 2016 armed standoff between feds and “Patriot” militiamen led by Ammon Bundy at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in OR. “Shea, as a leader in the Patriot Movement, planned, engaged in and promoted a total of three armed conflicts of political violence against the United States. In one conflict Representative Shea led covert strategic pre-planning.”
Shea, 2nd-most senior member of the WA GOP House Caucus but demoted earlier this year, was denounced by Washington GOP leaders, urging him to resign. “Shea has been suspended from any role in the House Republican Caucus,” tweeted House GOP Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox of Puyallup. “He should resign. He cannot use House Republican staff, he cannot meet with the caucus, his office will be moved.”
Spokane Valley legislators called for his outright removal.