(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) Elon Musk called to free Jacob Chansley — also known as QAnon Shaman — from prison, saying that his actions during the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021, were “falsely portrayed.”
“Free Jacob Chansley,” Musk wrote on Friday.
Musk then said that it was an issue of “fairness of justice,” as he shared resurfaced footage from Jan. 6, 2021, where Chansley, now 35, was urging rioters to go home.
“I’m not part of MAGA, but I do believe in the fairness of justice,” Musk said.
“Chansley was falsely portrayed in the media as a violent criminal who tried to overthrow the state and who urged others to commit violence.”
“But here he is urging people to be peaceful and go home. And the other video shows him calmly walking in the Capitol Building, being escorted by officers and then thanking the officers,” he added.
In September 2021, Chansley pleaded guilty to one count of obstructing an official proceeding. He was then sentenced to 41 months in prison in November, according to the New York Post.
According to a timeline of events that was compiled by the Justice Department, the Navy veteran from Arizona was one of the first 30 rioters to enter the Capitol on Jan. 6, at around 2:14 p.m., through doors that had been busted open from the inside.
The footage shared by Musk on Friday shows Chansley shouting in his bullhorn that Donald Trump has asked protesters to “go home.”
“We made our point. Donald Trump asked everybody to go home,” Chansley said.
“We’re going to do as he asks,” he added and started reading Trump’s request out loud.
Never-before-seen footage that was shown by Tucker Carlson on his show revealed that Chansley was strolling through the building, accompanied by the Capitol Police. The footage also showed Chansley praying through the bullhorn.
“Thank you, Heavenly Father, for taking the inspiration needed by these police officers to allow us into this building,” Chansley said.