'QAnon Shaman' sentenced after citing Jesus, Gandhi and Clarence Thomas
The man whose naked chest, horned fur hat, spear, and war-painted face became the face of the deadly January 6 insurrection and attack on the U.S. Capitol was sentenced Wednesday.
Jacob Chansley, better-known as the "QAnon Shaman," was sentenced to 41 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth, who told Chansley's defense attorney, "He made himself the very image of the riot."
Chansley had pleaded guilty to "obstructing an official proceeding," as Reuters reports.
Federal prosecutors had asked for more than four years (51 months), citing his leadership role, his bullhorn, and the note he left at Vice President Mike Pence desk's in the House Chamber, according to NBC4 Washington Investigative Reporter Scott MacFarlane. They also called him the "flag-bearer" of the attack.
On Wednesday Chansley told the judge, "I'm not a dangerous criminal.. I'm not an Insurrectionist.. I'm a good man who broke the law," MacFarlane adds. "I'm nothing like these criminals I've been incarcerated with."
He also at times cited, Jesus, Ghandi, and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Addressing the Judge at sentencing, \u201cQAnon Shaman\u201d Jacob Chansley says: \u201cI look up to Ghandi. I look up to Jesus. I want to mirror them.\u201d And in regards to his arrest, guilty plea: \u201cWhat would Jesus do. What would ghandi do?\u201d Chansley says he is taking responsibly for actions.pic.twitter.com/2Zy0mVko4X— Eric Flack (@Eric Flack) 1637165858
Chansley wraps up: "I will never reoffend again"\n\nAfter lengthy 30-minute statement at sentencing, referencing Jesus, Gandhi and Clarence Thomas— Scott MacFarlane (@Scott MacFarlane) 1637167383
The note left at Senate President (Pence) desk on Jan 6, 2021. ( Feds say Chansley refused police order to vacate Pence's seat) ===>pic.twitter.com/eUH69kXWgU— Scott MacFarlane (@Scott MacFarlane) 1637161664
Feds allege Chansley yelled "Time's up motherf***" inside the Senate chamber.... playing a leadership role, egging on the mob at a pivotal moment\n\nHe served time in pretrial detention, secured transfer from DC jail to Virginia, because of lack of vegan diet in the jailpic.twitter.com/PKNC0zbuUX— Scott MacFarlane (@Scott MacFarlane) 1637161826
Prosecutors on Wednesday reminded the judge that Chansley screamed, "Pence is a f**** traitor,"
Prosecutor: "He is spewing obscenities at our nation's lawmakers".. he left "chilling note" for VP Pence.. He's literally in the spot where the peaceful transfer of power was supposed to occur— Scott MacFarlane (@Scott MacFarlane) 1637162970
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