OAN’s James Meyers
10:03 AM – Monday, November 13, 2023
Jacob Chansley, the man given the name “QAnon Shaman” who participated in the January 6th demonstration, has filed to run for Congress as a Libertarian candidate in Arizona.
Chansley will be running for the state’s 8th Congressional District after Republican Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.) announced last month that she will not seek re-election for the position.
Chansley was one of the protesters that stood out during the January 6th protest by appearing shirtless with face paint, wearing a furry headdress with horns and carrying a U.S. flag affixed to a spear and a bullhorn.
The man dubbed as “QAnon Shaman” pleaded guilty to a felony charge of obstructing an official proceeding in connection with the January 6th demonstration.
Additionally, Chansley was sentenced to 41 months in prison in November 2021 and served 27 months before being transferred to a Phoenix halfway house in March 2023.
During Chansleys hearing, his original lawyer, Albert Watkins, said he no longer wanted to be known as “QAnon Shaman.” He also said during his sentencing hearing he was sorry for his actions and called them “indefensible.”
“I was wrong for entering the Capitol,” he told the judge. “I have no excuse. No excuse whatsoever.”
Chansley is one of over 700 people who have been sentenced in relation to the January 6th demonstration.
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