Report: Washington lawmaker engaged in ‘domestic terrorism’

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A report finds that a Washington state lawmaker took part in “domestic terrorism” against the United States during a 2016 standoff at a wildlife refuge in Oregon and traveled throughout the West meeting with far-right extremist groups. The report prepared for the state Legislature says Rep. Matt Shea also trained young people to fight a “holy war,” condoned intimidating opponents and promoted militia training by the Patriot Movement for possible armed conflict with law enforcement. The report was released Thursday. Shea was suspended from the state House Republican Caucus on Thursday evening, and advised to resign. Shea did not respond to requests for comment by The Associated Press.