State Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, at a Liberty State rally in Wenatchee May 11, 2019.

State Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, at a Liberty State rally in Wenatchee May 11, 2019.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Newly leaked emails show that conservative state Rep. Matt Shea, a Republican from Spokane Valley, has had close ties with a group that trained children and young men for religious combat.

The Spokesman-Review newspaper reported that the emails were first revealed in The Guardian on Wednesday, while Shea's ties with Team Rugged were revealed in a video on Shea's public Facebook page.

Shea did not return messages from The Spokesman-Review.

The materials have been turned over to a team of private investigators hired by the state House of Representatives to determine whether Shea has promoted political violence.

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Desert Dweller

Take a look around you folks. The nutcases are all around in all groups, all political persuasions, every industry, every walk of life. If you thought people were all basically good you were mislead.

Cheburashka

But SOOOOO many of them seem to be extreme right-wingers.

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Yet ppl dont see it. Concervetive Republicans some of the craziest ppl out their. They preach values yet they stand 100% Trump. Is that where their values are at these days. I ask conservatives please respond.

Wrango

All religious fanatics wish to impose their beliefs on others. Christianity is no different than any of the others.

Karma

Jeez

Cheburashka

Jihad much?

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