Sign of the times: Being labeled a domestic terrorist may be making Rep. Matt Shea more popular | The Seattle Times
It’s unusual enough that one of our state legislators in Washington was just accused of being a domestic terrorist.
But even more remarkable is what has happened after that. Which is … essentially nothing.
The lawmaker is still in office. No follow-up or further investigation is in the works. The state Legislature is signaling, before its yearly session starts next week, that it’s unsure what to do about the controversy. So it may end up doing what it often does best: nothing.
If anything, Rep. Matt Shea, officially “R-Spokane Valley” but known to his Christian militia buddies by his code name, “Verum Bellator,” or “True Warrior,” may be riding a wave of popularity after an explosive state report alleged he had “planned, engaged in and promoted a total of three armed conflicts of political violence against the United States Government” over a three-year period.