‘QAnon Shaman’ who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 files paperwork to run for Congress

Published By with Comments

Categorized as Cult Crimes Tagged , , , , ,

Jacob Chansley, the Arizona man who gained notoriety as the “QAnon Shaman” who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, filed paperwork to run for Congress as a Libertarian candidate in the battleground state’s 8th Congressional District.

Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., announced last month that she won’t seek re-election in the district.

Chansley stood out among the Capitol rioters by appearing shirtless with face paint, wearing a furry headdress with horns and carrying a U.S. flag affixed to a spear and a bullhorn.

Chansley had pleaded guilty to a single count of felony obstruction of an official proceeding.

A federal judge in 2021 sentenced Chansley to 41 months in prison. In a sentencing memo, prosecutors described him as the “public face of the Capitol riot.” Chansley was among the initial group of rioters to enter the building, and used a bullhorn “to rile up the crowd and demand that lawmakers be brought out,” the sentencing memo said.

Content retrieved from: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2024-election/qanon-shaman-stormed-capitol-jan-6-files-paperwork-run-congress-rcna124858.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Trenton, New Jersey 08618
609.396.6684 | Feedback

Copyright © 2022 The Cult News Network - All Rights Reserved