Statement from House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox on the Rep. Matt Shea investigation

“House Republican Leadership has suspended Representative Matt Shea from the caucus and removed him from his ranking position on the House Environment and Energy Committee. He will also be removed from his House committees. Representative Shea was given an opportunity to communicate with investigators and chose not to. Allegations this serious, many supported by his own communications and associates, justify this immediate action.

“The Chief Clerk of the Washington State House of Representatives has referred the full report to the U.S. Attorney's Office and FBI. If any action is pursued, like all Americans, Representative Shea deserves a fair process and the opportunity to address the allegations made against him directly.

“House Republican and Democratic Leadership have approved the release of the full report. This document is now available for the public to view.”

-House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm

Link: Report of Investigation Regarding Representative Matt Shea | Washington State House of Representatives | December 1, 2019

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