The infamous Capitol rioter who went viral for his painted face and costume head of horns wants to testify at Trump’s impeachment trial.
Jacob Chansley who fashions himself a Q Shaman (Q is a group of misguided conspiracy-minded people who ruined Trump’s life and put his business in peril) tried to blame Trump for what he did almost as soon as he saw the charges filed against him.
The Feds have charged a few of these guys with some pretty heavy crimes and Chansley is said to be looking at over 20 years in the slammer if convicted on all charges.
The Feds could just be squeezing people and may eventually separate the real bad actors who went there to harm people from the tourists just caught up in the moment but they can’t count on that.
So his lawyer is offering up his client so he can testify at Trump’s impeachment (no it will never happen) to try to get out from under the consequences of his actions.
The lawyer for an Arizona man who took part in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol while sporting face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns is offering to have his client, Jacob Chansley, testify at former President Donald Trump’s upcoming impeachment trial.
Lawyer Albert Watkins said it’s important for senators to hear the voice of someone who was incited by Mr. Trump.
Watkins said his client was previously “horrendously smitten” by Mr.
Trump but now feels let down after Mr. Trump’s refusal to grant Chansley and others who participated in the insurrection a pardon. “He felt like he was betrayed by the president,” Watkins said.
Watkins said he hasn’t spoken to any member in the Senate since announcing his offer to have Chansley — also known as Jake Angeli — testify at the trial, which is scheduled to begin the week of February 8.
The words of Trump supporters who are accused of participating in the riot may end up being used against him in his impeachment trial.
Chansley and at least four others people who are facing federal charges stemming from the riot have suggested they were taking orders from the now-former president.
Chansley, who calls himself the “QAnon Shaman” and has long been a fixture at Trump rallies, hasn’t yet entered a plea to charges of civil disorder, obstruction of an official proceeding, disorderly conduct in a restricted building, demonstrating in a Capitol building and other counts. He is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Washington.
Jacob Chansley, the man widely seen at the Capitol insurrection wearing horns and face paint, says he feels betrayed by Trump and wants to testify at his impeachment trial, according to his lawyer. https://t.co/4ZPmxdOZkJ
— WCNC Charlotte (@wcnc) January 29, 2021
A lawyer for an Arizona man who took part in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol while sporting a furry hat with horns is offering to have his client, Jacob Chansley, testify at former President Donald Trump's upcoming impeachment trial. https://t.co/5FOoOYnX73
— WJZ | CBS Baltimore (@wjz) January 29, 2021