'QAnon Shaman' sentenced after citing Jesus, Gandhi and Clarence Thomas

'QAnon Shaman' sentenced after citing Jesus, Gandhi and Clarence Thomas
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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.




Prosecutors on Wednesday reminded the judge that Chansley screamed, "Pence is a f**** traitor,"


While in detention, Chansley was diagnosed by prison officials with transient schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety. When he entered his guilty plea, Chansley said he was disappointed Trump had not pardoned him," Reuters adds.
Chansley reportedly had asked then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows for a pardon from Trump

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