It’s something that many of us will never forget, if only for it inexplicable nature at the very least.
A young man, shirtless, wearing what appeared to be leather pants and a bison-horned fur hat, parading around the Capitol. He was covered in tattoos, caring a bullhorn and an American flag, with a makeshift bayonet attached to the tip of the pole. His face was painted red, white, and blue.
We would later come to find out that he was known as the “Qanon Shaman”, and that he had been arrested.
Now, through his lawyer, the mythical MAGA medicine man is asking for a little favor from ol’ Donny T. himself.
Jacob Anthony Chansley, who also goes by the name “QAnon Shaman,” turned himself in to authorities Saturday after he traveled to Washington, D.C., at Trump’s call for “patriots” to take a stand against the election results.
His attorney Albert Watkins is now making a plea for a pardon, stating that Chansley was not involved in Wednesday’s violence and surrendered peacefully.
“My client had heard the oft-repeated words of President Trump,” Watkins said, according to local CBS station KMOV4. “The words and invitation of a president are supposed to mean something. Given the peaceful and compliant fashion in which Mr. Chansley comported himself, it would be appropriate and honorable for the president to pardon Mr. Chansley and other like-minded, peaceful individuals who accepted the president’s invitation with honorable intentions.”
Chansley made headlines earlier in the week after refusing to eat while in prison, stating that the lack of organic options would not suit him.
Become an insider!
Sign up for our free email newsletter, and we'll make sure to keep you in the loop.