QAnon snowflake shaman! Jacob Chansley, 33, makes first court appearance by video link on federal charges for MAGA riot – as his mom moans he hasn’t eaten since his arrest three days ago because the jail won’t serve ALL-ORGANIC food
- Jacob Anthony Chansley, 33, is one of the MAGA rioters who turned himself in to the FBI for his part in storming the Capitol building last Wednesday
- He appeared by video link in his first court appearance in Phoenix on Monday
- He was charged with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds
- Chansley was part of a Trump supporting mob that also included Proud Boys and white supremacists who broke into the building and the Senate chamber
- He has been living with his mother Martha, 56, since January 2019
- His mom revealed her son has not eaten since his arrest Saturday because the jail where he is being held does not offer organic food
- Chansley has repeatedly turned up to protests across Arizona in recent months
The 33-year-old heavily-tattooed Trump supporter who sported horns, a fur hat and face paint as he occupied the Senate dais at the U.S. Capitol last week, has made his first appearance in a Phoenix federal courtroom on Monday by video link.
Jacob Anthony Chansley, 33, who is also known as Jake Angeli, was arrested on Saturday and is being held in a quarantine section of a federal detention facility.
Chansley, who is from Phoenix, turned himself in to the FBI after returning from Washington, D.C. on Saturday morning and according to his mother, has not eaten since being detained because the detention facility won’t feed him all organic food.
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Jacob Anthony Chansley, the heavily-tattooed Trump supporter who sported horns, a fur hat and face paint as he occupied the Senate dais, was arrested on Saturday and appeared in court in Phoenix by video-link on Monday
Jacob Anthony Chansley is pictures as he occupied the Senate dais at the US Capitol last week
Jacob Anthony Chansley, also known as Jake Angeli, of Arizona is pictured face-to-face with an officer
Chansley’s mother, Martha, said that her son was a ‘patriot’ and the ‘gentlest person I know’
Chansley has been living with his mother Martha, 56, (left and right) since January 2019
A public defender who was representing Chansley said that his client was on an extremely restrictive diet, possibly for religious reasons.
He explained that he had not had anything to eat since he was taken into custody.
Upon hearing the news, the judge said that it was ‘deeply concerning’ and ordered Chansley’s public defender to work with U.S. Marshals on his dietary concerns.
His mother, Martha Chansley told ABC 15 that her son was a ‘patriot’ and the ‘gentlest person I know.’
She was unapologetic for her son’s role in the violent and deadly disruption of Congress on Wednesday.
Chansley was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Both charges are federal misdemeanors.
According to court documents, Chansley called the FBI field office in Washington and confirmed to an agent that ‘he was the male in the face paint and headdress in the Vice President’s chair in the Senate.’
He told the agent that he and other ‘patriots’ had come from Arizona at the request of the President that all ‘patriots’ come to D.C. on January 6th, the documents state.
Chansley has previously admitted his belief in QAnon after he started after reading conspiracy theories on the internet
The QAnon conspiracy theorist has been frequently spotted at pro-Trump rallies in Phoenix and would often appear in a similar costume consisting of horns, fur headdress without any shirt.
In November he was spotted protesting the election results outside of the Maricopa County election center in Phoenix.
In that photo, Chansley held a sign that read, ‘HOLD THE LINE PATRIOTS GOD WINS.’
Often known as the QAnon Shaman he has become a fixture at recent right-wing rallies while decked out in his signature attire.
One of his tattoos is said to show the symbol of Wotanism, an acronym for ‘Will of the Aryan Nation.’
The FBI identified Chansley by his distinctive tattoos, which include bricks circling his biceps in an apparent reference to Trump’s border wall.
During Monday’s hearing, Chansley addressed the judge but did not make any statements regarding the charges against him.
‘I’m not really all that worried about it because, in all honesty…I didn’t break any laws. I walked through open doors,’ he said in an interview last week.
‘I obey the orders of the president of the United States,’ he said.
Protests he attended inlcude one in July where he filmed himself ranting that Covid-19 is a hoax. He was also part of a rowdy crowd of Trump supporters chanting ‘Stop the Steal’ who showed up at a tabulation center in Maricopa County on November 5
Chamsley came in for a great deal of ribbing on Twitter after news he was refusing prison food
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