Domestic Terrorist: An independent investigation conducted by the state of Washington has concluded that Washington state Rep. Matt Shea, a Christian lawmaker, “participated in an act of domestic terrorism against the United States.”
A Republican state lawmaker in Washington is accused of participating “in an act of domestic terrorism against the United States,” according to a new report released Thursday by the Washington State House Republicans on their website.
Law and Crime reports:
A Republican lawmaker in Washington state participated in three armed standoffs against the United States from 2014 through 2016, said a report written for the Washington State House of Representatives. Some of the details about Rep. Matt Shea were already known, but the results of this investigation led to renewed calls for his resignation.
The report said the lawmaker participated in, helped plan, or otherwise supported three armed standoffs.
According to the report, Washington state Rep. Matt Shea is the subject of an investigation commissioned by the Washington State House Representatives to find out whether he “engaged in, planned, or promoted political violence.”
In a “Summary Determination of the Facts” the report states:
Investigators have obtained evidence that Representative Shea, as a leader of the Patriot Movement, planned, engaged in, and promoted a total of three armed conflicts of political violence against the United States Government in three states outside the State of Washington over a three-year period to include 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Concerning the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge the report notes:
Representative Shea on or about January 3, 2016, created a detailed military styled operation plan entitled ‘Operation Cold Reality’ that included roles and responsibilities of [his group the Coalition of Western States] members and militia leadership in support of the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Oregon.
While Shea declined to be interviewed by investigators, he did make the following statement via Facebook:
MY INITIAL RESPONSE:
Like we are seeing with our President this is a sham investigation meant to silence those of us who stand up against attempts to disarm and destroy our great country. I will not back down, I will not give in, I will not resign. Stand strong fellow Patriots. Thank you to everyone for the massive outpouring of support prayers! I will continue to defend the constitution against tyranny and fight to protect our God given unalienable rights to life, liberty, property, and the ability to defend the same.
Blessings to you all,
Last year Shea released a four-page Christian manifesto titled “Biblical Basis for War.” The document calls for “Biblical law”, and suggests that those men who support gay marriage and abortion rights should be executed. Shea’s Christian manifesto calling for Biblical law states:
If they do not yield – kill all males.
And earlier this year GOP lawmakers held a fundraiser for the proposed creation of a 51st state called “Liberty,” a “Christian state” that would “span parts of Washington and Oregon, as well as Idaho, Montana and Wyoming” and be based on biblical law.
The movement to create a Christian state in the Pacific Northwest is being led by Washington state Rep. Matt Shea.
CNN notes Shea remains in the legislature as an elected member. However, according to a statement released by state House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox, Shea has been suspended from the caucus and will be removed from his committees.
House Republican Leadership has suspended Representative Matt Shea from the caucus and removed him from his ranking position on the House Environment and Energy Committee. He will also be removed from his House committees. Representative Shea was given an opportunity to communicate with investigators and chose not to. Allegations this serious, many supported by his own communications and associates, justify this immediate action.
In short, GOP Rep. Matt Shea, a Washington state lawmaker who says the U.S. government should be a Christian theocracy, and that men who oppose this idea should be killed, participated “in an act of domestic terrorism against the United States” by planning, engaging in, and promoting a total of three armed conflicts of political violence against the United States government.
Bottom line: The Christian lawmaker is a domestic terrorist.