(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent)
INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION: House Republicans expel Shea from caucus, but supporters of state rep question investigation’s credibility…
The results of a four-month WA House of Representatives investigation on Spokane Valley Republican State Rep and 51st state champion Matt Shea was released last week to the public, once again putting him in the limelight. Supporters of Shea said that the investigation, which accused him of participating in domestic terrorism, was a partisan witch hunt by a Democrat-controlled legislature.
Shea himself made a Facebook post drawing comparisons to the impeachment of President Trump.
“In our country if someone wants to accuse you of a crime, they must prove it beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law,” Shea wrote. “The author of the report (who is a political donor to Seattle’s Mayor) rejects this standard and instead resorts to innuendo and smear to argue that when viewed ‘holistically’ some threat exists. This is subjective opinion of a paid operative who does not share my political views.” More