Human Rights Task Force denounces Rep. Matt Shea

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SPOKANE, Wash. — The Spokane Human Rights Task Force issued a statement Monday, denouncing Representative Matt Shea.

The Task Force’s Board Chair, Dean Lynch, remarked that they were deeply concerned about the report alleging that the Spokane Valley Representative committed acts of domestic terrorism.

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In the release, they said that there is “no room for this kind of behavior in our community,” and issued the following closing statement:

“We believe it is our obligation to shine a light on the darkness created by those who might victimize others, engage in acts of prejudice or advocate for discrimination, intimidation and violence in any way. It is our opinion that Mr. Shea certainly seems to embrace these patterns of thought and action and we formally call for him to seriously discern his ability to continue as an elected official representing the good people of the 4th Legislative District in Eastern Washington.”