Twitter CEO Elon Musk called for the release of the prisoner on January 6 Jacob Chensleywho was convicted and sentenced in November 2021 to 41 months in prison on one count of obstruction of justice.
Best known as the fur and horn helmed “QAnon Shaman”. Chansley was depicted immediately after the attack on the Capitol as a dangerous figure who invaded the st Senate camera with its megaphone.
“It’s free Jacob Chensley,” Mr. Musk wrote in a quote above a tweet of a rerun of the video with Mr. Chansley outside the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Chansley is urging protesters to listen to President Trump, who tweeted that he wants everyone to leave the Capitol grounds peacefully.
“You all go home. We expressed our opinion”, — mr. Chansley he told the crowd through a megaphone. He went on to read a tweet from Mr Trump urging the crowd to go home.
“I am asking everyone in the US Capitol to remain calm. No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law and Order – respect the law and our great men and women in blue,” said Mr. Chansley to readbefore ordering the crowd to retreat from the Capitol doors.
Prosecutors argued that, although Mr. Chensley was never charged with violence, he was the “public face of the riot at the Capitol” who went on the attack with the weapon of a spear-tipped flagpole.
Mr. Chensley, who faced decades in prison, eventually agreed to a plea deal. Before sentencing, he said he was not an insurgent and took issue with the media’s portrayal of him after the riots.
However, new footage shown by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson appears to back up Mr Chensley’s claim. He entered the Capitol through the open door on the street Senate side with a group of people.
From there, you can see how he is being led into the void Senate By Capitol Police, who have already evacuated lawmakers and staff. According to Mr. Chensley’s former lawyer, Albert Watkins, he was never given access to the security tapes broadcast by Fox.
U.S. District Judge Royce Lambert imposed the 41-month sentence in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He also sentenced Mr. Chensley to three years of probation when he is released.