Jacob Chansley, more easily recognized by the name QAnon Shaman, has filed a bail motion on Tuesday through his lawyer Al Watkins. He said that he has lost faith in former President Donald Trump when he pardoned rapper Lil Wayne instead of him. He has been in jail from almost two months for his role in the January 6, Capitol riot.
The filing that was obtained by Law & Crime lawyers details his arguments for being eligible to granted bail. It is a long application and some of the point’s mention him saying that he has realized that entering the Capitol building was a mistake and that he has no history of criminal activity.
Authorities have said that he was one of the first persons in the Capitol. An officer had asked him to leave but he had disobeyed those orders, while also refusing the officer’s request to use the bullhorn he carried as the officer wished to tell the rioters to leave the Senate chambers.
Ainsley also wrote a note which was addressed to the then Vice President, Mike Pence. It said: “It’s only a matter of time, justice is coming.” On that fateful day in January, when pro-Trump supporters had led an insurrection on the Capitol, some protesters were heard saying that they would like to hang the then Vice President Pence.
Earlier this month, in a statement released by his lawyer, the QAnon Shaman had said that he had regretted being a part of the Capitol riot and he was self-analyzing his life.
In his bail motion said that he would be focusing his energies and efforts on strengthening the commitment to his faith. He also said that he would live a life “which does not harm any living being.”
Earlier this month, a judge had ordered corrections officials to give him organic food as he went on a fast, when he was not provided the same.
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