Courtesy of Yahoo News

Washington state Rep. Matt Shea, a Republican, participated in domestic terrorism against the United States in multiple incidents, including the deadly 2016 armed standoff with militia leader Ammon Bundy in Oregon, according to a report commissioned by the state House.

Shea, elected in 2008, spoke with Bundy about plans and preparations to take over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, which was the site of a 41-day occupation staged in part over a disagreement in federal land management practices. One of the anti-government protesters was killed by police during the incident.

Washington state Rep. J.T. Wilcox, the Republican minority leader of the state House, took punitive action to nudge Shea into stepping down.

“Rep. Matt Shea has been suspended from any role in the House Republican Caucus,” Wilcox wrote on Twitter.

“He should resign. He cannot use House Republican staff, he cannot meet with the caucus, his office will be moved.”

But Shea is refusing. In a Facebook post, he drew parallels between himself and President Donald Trump, who was impeached for abusing his presidential power this week.

I guess it’s not surprising that a domestic terrorist in Washington would compare himself favorably to the domestic terrorist who currently occupies the White House. 

However in this case it appears that he is likely on his way out of office. 

Hopefully the same holds true for his hero.