Roommate Jacob Chansley, also known as QAnon Shaman, is jailed for his role in the January 6th uprising at the U.S. Capitol. Corresponding CNN, he was sentenced to 41 months in prison. The prison sentence is around 3½ years and is the longest handed down to a rioter. The Justice Department persisted and asked QAnon to receive a harsh sentence to set an example among other rioters.
Judge Royce Lamberth has held QAnon in prison since his arrest in March despite his multiple attempts to gain sympathy. If you remember, images of QAnon in the Capitol went viral due to his unique appearance while he was yelling into a megaphone. He was also seen dragging an American flag on an impaled flagpole, which prosecutors called a weapon. During the prosecutor’s conviction, Kimberly Paschall used multiple videos to show QAnon’s entry into the Capitol and Senate Chamber and footage of him screaming at the crowd.
“It’s not peaceful,” said prosecutor Paschall. She said his role as the mob’s standard bearer was terrifying. On sentencing, QAnon spoke to Judge Lamberth about the implications of the prison and how he feels guilty for breaking the law. He said it was wrong to enter the Capitol on January 6th and that he was not an insurgent or a local terrorist but a good man who broke the law.
“The hardest part is knowing that it’s my fault. Having to look in the mirror and know that you really screwed up. Royal, ”said QAnon. He continued, “I was in solitary confinement because of my decision. I broke the law … I should do what Gandhi would do and take responsibility. There are no ifs and buts, men of honor do that. ” Currently, the reports do not include the location of the facility where he will be serving his sentence.
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