‘QAnon Shaman’ pleads guilty to felony in January 6 Capitol riot

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Jacob Chansley could face up to 51 months in prison for his role in the attack on the US Capitol. A man from the US state of Arizona who sported face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns when he joined the mob that stormed the US Capitol on January 6 pleaded guilty on Friday to a felony charge carrying a prison sentence of up to 20 years. Chansley was among the first wave of pro-Trump rioters to force its way into the Capitol building. He yelled into a bullhorn as officers tried to control the crowd, posed for photos, and while inside the Senate chamber he profanely referred to then-Vice President Mike Pence as a traitor. He wrote a note to Pence saying, “It’s only a matter of time, justice is coming.” In November 2020, he wrote a social media post in which he promoted hangings for traitors. Nearly 600 people have been arrested over the attack on the Capitol where Congress was meeting to certify Joe Biden’s November victory over Trump. Earlier, Trump had given a fiery speech falsely claiming his defeat was the result of fraud.

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