FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2017 file photo Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane, speaks at a gun-rights rally, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Shea is a leading proponent of creating a 51st state called Liberty, comprised of counties in eastern Washington.
FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2017 file photo Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane, speaks at a gun-rights rally, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Shea is a leading proponent of creating a 51st state called Liberty, comprised of counties in eastern Washington. Ted S. Warren AP file
FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2017 file photo Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane, speaks at a gun-rights rally, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Shea is a leading proponent of creating a 51st state called Liberty, comprised of counties in eastern Washington. Ted S. Warren AP file