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By Roger Harnack

Franklin County Republicans back Rep. Shea

Call for Spokane Valley lawmaker's reinstatement continues to grow


Last updated 2/5/2020 at 10:44pm

PASCO — Franklin County Republicans joined the growing call Tuesday night, Feb. 4, to have Rep. Matt Shea reinstated to his previous party and committee statuses.

The embattled Shea, accused of being a domestic terrorist, was previously suspended from the Republican Party House Caucus by Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, .

Shea, R-Spokane Valley, was removed on a split vote by party leadership in the House. Republicans in Olympia, thus far, have declined to say who voted to oust Shea.

And those invited into a closed-door session in Yakima on Shea's suspension have been directed not to...

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