On Friday, Twitter CEO Elon Musk shocked the internet when he came out in support of freeing Jacob Chansley also known as the ‘QAnon Shaman’ after recently released footage from Tucker Carlson brought new details to his case.
Jacob Chansley’s Mother Martha Chansley And His Attorney William Shipley Joined Tucker Carlson Tonight To React To New Footage Showing Chansley Being Led Around The Capitol By Police— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) March 10, 2023
Tucker: “How does it feel to know that the U.S. Government, the Biden Administration hid this… https://t.co/RtC2AUwTWW pic.twitter.com/AY9OT4AJoC
In September 2021, Chansley plead guilty to a charge of obstructing Congress’ certification of the 2020 election leading to a 41-month prison sentence. Throughout that period, he has become the face of the Capitol Riot for many on the left.
The Navy veteran, however, has recently gained support amongst those who have seen newly released footage from Tucker Carlson that refuted the narrative crafted by the House Select Committee on the January 6th Attack.
Carlson’s footage showcased Chansley being escorted throughout the Capitol building by two police officers and, at one point, passing by seven other officers while being directed to the Senate chambers.
Officers also attempted to open doors for Chansley and in return, the QAnon Shaman said a prayer for the officers on the Senate floor.