Jacob Chansley


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2024 Ultra MAGA Republican Angeli-Chansley said last year he planned to run as a Libertarian for Arizona’s 8th Congressional District seat this fall, but he failed to turn in the signatures needed to make the ballot.
Mr. QAnon Shaman Goes To The Arizona Capitol

Jacob Chansley, also known as the "QAnon Shaman" wears a feather headdress and face paint at Wesley Bolin Plaza in Phoenix on June 1, 2023. Chansley was more conservatively dressed, but still donned an American flag bandana, during his visit to the Arizona Capitol the week of Feb. 19. Photo by Caitlin Sievers | Arizona Mirror


"Jacob Chansley, more commonly known as the QAnon Shaman, was a guest of Glendale Republican Anthony Kern at the Arizona Capitol this week, allowing Chansley access to areas where the public is generally prohibited.


Chansley is known for being one of the most recognizable members of the crowd that breached the United States Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 while wearing a horned hat, face paint and no shirt. His actions that day led to a 41-month prison sentence, a portion of which he served at the Federal Correctional Institute in Safford. He was released early in March to a half-way house, and returned to his home in the Valley on probation in May 2023. Chansley sought to vacate the ruling, citing dubious reporting by former Fox anchor Tucker Carlson.


On Feb. 20, Kern introduced Chansley and others as his guests at the Arizona Senate. Kern himself is tied to the events of Jan. 6 as he was photographed in areas of the Capitol that rioters breached. Kern has stated on multiple occasions that he never entered the Capitol itself. Other senators, like Goodyear Republican Janae Shamp, were also present that day."

Feb. 26, 2024
Four Convicted Capitol Rioters Are Running For Congress, And These Republicans Are Just Fine With It
"after spending three years normalizing the grotesquely abnormal and forgiving the unforgivable, Republicans are standing by, cow-eyed and mute, as their chickenshit insurrectionists come home to roost. In addition to Chansley, they include Ryan Zink, Derrick Evans, and Philip Sean Grillo, who were all convicted of felonies in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection."
Feb. 6, 2024
‘QAnon Shaman’ Wants The FBI To Return His Infamous Horned Helmet
"If he gets the headpiece back, he is debating wearing it as he campaigns as a Congressional candidate."
Jan. 7, 2024
GOP Candidates For Congress Continue To Argue Elections Were Stolen, Government Corrupt
"Some Republican candidates running for Congress in Arizona's 8th district continue to argue that the 2020 and 2022 elections in Arizona were stolen from their party and made those complaints a central theme of a Wednesday forum." [ . . . ] "The 8th Congressional District forum was hosted by conservative activist Merissa Hamilton, who lost a bid for Phoenix mayor in 2020 and now runs a political group called EZAZ.org. Jenna Rayne, an Arizona State University student and chair of the West Valley Young Republicans, moderated the forum with Hamilton. Abe Hamadeh, who lost a bid for Arizona attorney general last year and continues to file lawsuits challenging that outcome, Masters, and state Sen. Anthony Kern participated. Jacob Chansley, often known as the QAnon Shaman for his protest persona, attended the event but was not allowed to speak because he plans to run as a Libertarian and the event was for Republican candidates only, according to the hosts."
Nov. 16, 2023
'QAnon Shaman' Wants To Run For Congress? The Jan. 6 Felon Can't Even Vote In Arizona
"Two carpet baggers, a fake elector, an ex-congressman who asked female staffers to carry his baby and Arizona House Speaker Ben Toma. Could the race to replace Democratic Rep. Debbie Lesko get any wackier? Yes, as it turns out. Why, yes, it could."
Nov. 15, 2023
'QAnon Shaman' Jacob Chansley Files Paperwork Stating He Intends To Run For Office In Arizona
"Jacob Chansley, who may be better known as the "QAnon Shaman," has filed a statement of interest to run for Arizona’s 8th Congressional District in Congress. Chansley stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 and pleaded guilty to obstruction of an official proceeding. He was originally sentenced in Nov. 2021 to 41 months in prison for his role in the Insurrection. He instead served about 27 months before being transferred to Phoenix in March 2023. Chansley was described by prosecutors in his Jan. 6 trial as "the public face of the Capitol riot." He stood out from the rioters who stormed the Capitol, shirtless with a horned headdress at the dais where Vice President Pence had been presiding at the certification of the 2020 election."
Nov. 10, 2023
Jacob Chansley
Nov. 2, 1023

"Jacob Anthony Angeli Chansley (born 1988), also known under the name Jake Angeli, and as the QAnon Shaman, Q Shaman, and Yellowstone Wolf, is an American alt-right conspiracy theorist and activist who participated in the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol, for which he was convicted of felony charges of obstructing an official proceeding. He has been a supporter of President Donald Trump and a believer and disseminator of the QAnon conspiracy theory.


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Chansley attended demonstrations in the Phoenix, Arizona, area starting around 2019, in particular in a march for climate. At rallies, he promoted conspiracy theories supporting Trump, and he has been a counterprotestor at Black Lives Matter events. His appearance, with face paint utilizing the colors and symbols of the American flag and a headdress made of animal fur, helped to establish his shaman nicknames.


After being photographed taking part in the January 6 storming of the Capitol, Chansley was arrested on January 9 on federal charges of "knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds". He pleaded guilty to a single charge in September, and was sentenced to 41 months (3.4 yr) in prison in November 2021. He served out a portion of his sentence at Federal Correctional Institution - Safford in Safford, Arizona, and was transferred to a halfway house on March 28, 2023, from which he was released on May 25, 2023."

‘QAnon Shaman’ Jacob Chansley Compared Himself To Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., And Jesus Christ In Interview From Prison
"Capitol rioter Jacob Chansley, known as the "QAnon Shaman," compared himself to Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Jesus Christ in a podcast interview from prison." [ . . . ] ""This is what every single great leader, or great you know pioneer of sorts, has had to go through, whether it be people like Gandhi or Martin Luther King Jr., or Jesus Christ," Chansley told the "Conservative Daily" podcast hosted by right-wing figure Joe Oltmann, on Friday. "When you challenge a system that is so heavily corrupt, when you speak truth to power, okay, what it does is it sends ripples throughout the world.""
Dec. 18, 2021
‘QAnon Shaman’ Jacob Chansley Sentenced To 41 Months In Prison For Role In US Capitol Riot
"Jacob Chansley, the so-called “QAnon Shaman,” was sentenced to 41 months in prison for his role in the US Capitol riot. The Justice Department had asked for Chansley to receive a harsh sentence as a way to set an example among the January 6 rioters, and prosecutors have positioned Chansley as emblematic of a barbaric crowd."
Nov. 17, 2021
‘QAnon Shaman’ Jacob Chansley Pleads Guilty To Felony In US Capitol Riot
" The so-called “QAnon Shaman” who stormed the US Capitol in a horned bearskin outfit pleaded guilty Friday to a felony for obstructing the Electoral College proceedings on January 6. The defendant, Jacob Chansley of Arizona, is a well-known figure in the QAnon movement. He went viral after the January 6 attack because of the bizarre outfit he wore while rummaging through the Capitol. He made his way to the Senate dais that was hastily vacated earlier by Vice President Mike Pence – someone Chansley falsely claimed was a “child-trafficking traitor.” "
Sep. 3, 2021
'QAnon Shaman' In Plea Negotiations After Mental Health Diagnosis
"The participant in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riots nicknamed the "QAnon Shaman" is negotiating a possible plea deal with prosecutors, after prison psychologists found he suffers from a variety of mental illnesses, his attorney said. In an interview, defense lawyer Albert Watkins said that officials at the federal Bureau of Prisons, or BOP, have diagnosed his client Jacob Chansley with transient schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety."
Jul. 23, 2021
Jacob Chansley, Self-Styled 'QAnon Shaman,' To Stay In Jail Pending Trial
A federal judge ruled Monday that the man often called the "QAnon Shaman" must remain in jail pending his trial for his role in the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol because he remains a threat to the public. Judge Royce Lamberth said in his order rejecting Jacob Chansley's request for release that "no condition or combination of conditions" would ensure Chansley's return to court if he were released. Lamberth said Chansley believes his actions during the siege of the Capitol, an attack in which five people died, were peaceful. That mindset, Lamberth wrote, shows "a detachment from reality."
Mar. 9, 2021
Capitol Rioters Planned To Capture, Kill Lawmakers, Prosecutors Say
"Members of a pro-Trump mob planned to capture and kill elected officials during a siege of the Capitol last week, including a self-described QAnon Shaman who left a menacing note for Vice President Mike Pence, federal prosecutors said. Prosecutors said Jacob Chansley incited fellow rioters inside the Capitol building and disobeyed police orders. Shortly after Mr. Pence was hustled out of the Senate Chambers, Mr. Chansley entered the room, climbed to Mr. Pence’s dais and posed for photographs in a coyote tail headdress, armed with a six-foot spear and a bullhorn, prosecutors said. According to prosecutors, Mr. Chansley, 33 years old, also left a note for Mr. Pence: “it’s only a matter of time, justice is coming.”"
Jan. 15, 2021
'QAnon Shaman' Jacob Chansley, Who Was Arrested After Storming The Capitol In A Fur Headdress And Horns, Has Been Denied Bail
"A federal district judge in Arizona denied bail to Jacob Chansley on Friday, saying she had "no confidence" that he would follow court orders to voluntarily appear for trial. "This is not a protest, this is a riot, this is an insurrection," the judge said of the events at the Capitol on January 6, saying that the context surrounding Chansley's alleged conduct was an important backdrop to her decision not to release Chansley ahead of his trial because he was a "symbol of what occurred." She said Chansley appeared to have "righteously believed" that he had done nothing wrong and that he had plans to return to the US Capitol for President-elect Joseph Biden's inauguration."
Jan. 15, 2021

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