Twitter owner Elon Musk called for the release of January 6th prisoner Jacob Chansley, also known as ‘Q Shaman’, or ‘Qanon Shaman’, in a tweet on Friday.
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The statement was included in a retweet of a video showing Chansley encouraging protestors to remain peaceful, reading a tweet from President Trump among the fray of protestors into his megaphone.
See the tweet and the caption below…
Free Jacob Chansley https://t.co/8BbeXF2Fye— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 10, 2023
Chansley gained notoriety after the events of January 6th or his unusual attire. On that cold January day, Chansley had no shirt on. He also had a painted face, and a buffalo skin hat.
Pictures of him circulated the internet for months after J6, and continue to do so.
Chansley was sentenced to four years in prison after being arrested shortly after the protest. Additional footage released by Tucker Carlson showed Capitol Police acting as a tour guide for Chansley and others. See that video below…
🚨BREAKING: Never before seen video of January 6 shows Jacob Chansley, the QAnon Shaman, being led through the Capitol by police the entire time that he was in the building. pic.twitter.com/rikoRMWezF— Greg Price (@greg_price11) March 7, 2023
This man was led through the building by police… Why is he serving a prison sentence?
Moreover, why did authorities omit the footage shown by Tucker Carlson and being promoted by Elon Musk?
Presumably, authorities have had access to the entirety of this footage all along. They simply must have known that Chansley was set up. Knowing this truth, they omitted the facts and punished Chansley and others with the full weight of the law.
A disgrace to justice.
It will be interesting to see if calls from Elon Musk to free Chansley garner any traction around the country. Some Republican lawmakers are set to visit prisoners once again in the coming weeks.