Even after serving time in the clinker, the famous “Qanon Shaman,” also known as Jacob Chansley, still stands by President Trump.
Chansley insists that the events that transpired at the Capitol on January 6th were not Trump’s responsibility, nor was his ridiculous imprisonment.
Jacob Chansley, easily the most recognizable Capitol rioter, says he’s still on Team Trump … and he’s not blaming the former president for the insurrection, or the prison sentences he and others received.
In his first interview since being released early from prison, Chansley told Channel 5 with Andrew Callaghan the riot wasn’t Trump’s fault in the slightest … he says Trump should NOT be “blamed for the actions of free citizens.”
The way Chansley sees it … the rioters made their own individual decisions to storm the Capitol and Trump had no responsibility to bail them out or pardon them before leaving office.
The one thing Trump could’ve done, Chansley says, was start a legal defense fund for the Capitol rioters.
As we reported … Chansley, who stormed the Capitol in a Viking-style outfit, copped a plea deal with prosecutors and pled guilty to obstructing an official proceeding before Congress … after initially being arrested for knowingly entering/remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, among other counts.
Chansley was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison … but he got out early after about 16 months, reportedly for good behavior, and now he’s back home in Arizona.
And, get this … Chansley says his time behind bars didn’t change his views, it only reinforced his feeling that the government is corrupt at the highest levels.
Honestly, why would Chansley have any negative feelings towards Trump?
It’s been proven time and time again that Trump had nothing to do with the events at the Capitol. In fact, he’s on the record for encouraging peaceful protests during his speech.
Not to mention, the imprisonment of the people who participated in the riots is beyond ridiculous and exposes just how crooked our government is.