The Washington state Republican Party is…something:
A Republican state lawmaker in Washington is accused of participating “in an act of domestic terrorism against the United States,” according to a new report released Thursday by the Washington State House Republicans on their website. According to the report, state Rep. Matt Shea — who has represented the state’s 4th legislative district since 2009 — is the subject of an investigation that was commissioned by the Washington State House Representatives to find out whether he “engaged in, planned, or promoted political violence.” Rampart Group investigators, who authored the report, say the investigation was sparked by “public allegations made against [Shea] in news media and online reporting” and that Shea declined a request to be interviewed for the report. The report alleges that “[i]nvestigators have obtained evidence that Representative Shea, as a leader of the Patriot Movement, planned, engaged in, and promoted a total of three armed conflicts of political violence against the United States Government in three states outside the State of Washington over a three-year period to include 2014, 2015 and 2016.”
Ok, but it’s just one yahoo in the rural fringe of one state, surely the national party is much more sensible…
The White House sought this month to embed immigration enforcement agents within the U.S. refugee agency that cares for unaccompanied migrant children, part of a long-standing effort to use information from their parents and relatives to target them for deportation, according to six current and former administration officials.
Though senior officials at the Department of Health and Human Services rejected the attempt, they agreed to allow Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to collect fingerprints and other biometric information from adults seeking to claim migrant children at government shelters. If those adults are deemed ineligible to take custody of children, ICE could then use their information to target them for arrest and deportation.
Theoretically, we might be only a bit over a year from removing Miller from his position of authority, so that’s one to be thankful this holiday season.