Newly leaked emails, first reported by The Guardian on Wednesday, as well as a video on his public Facebook page, show state Rep. Matt Shea, a Spokane Valley Republican, has had close ties with a group called Team Rugged that trained children, teens and men in their early 20s for religious combat. (Ted S. Warren / AP, file)
Newly leaked emails, first reported by The Guardian on Wednesday, as well as a video on his public Facebook page, show state Rep. Matt Shea, a Spokane Valley Republican, has had close ties with a group called Team Rugged that trained children, teens and men in their early 20s for religious combat. (Ted S. Warren / AP, file)
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Leaked emails show Washington state Rep. Matt Shea endorsed training children to fight in holy war

Newly leaked emails, first reported Wednesday, as well as a video on his public Facebook page, show the Spokane Valley Republican has had close ties with a group called Team Rugged that trained children, teens and men in their early 20s for religious combat.

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