What did QAnon Shaman Jacob Chansley say in his interview?

THE Infamous Qanon Shaman Jacob Chansley spoke out for the first time since being arrested for his involvement in the January 6 Capitol Hill siege.

Sporting a green prison jumpsuit, Chansley defended himself when Laurie Segall of 60 Minutes said his actions at the US Capitol Hill were an "attack on this country".

What did QAnon Shaman Jacob Chansley say in his interview?

In his first interview since being arrested for his involvement in the Capitol Hill siege, Chansley defended his actions saying he was just trying to inject some “positive vibrations".

“No, they were not, ma’am,” Chansley told correspondent Segall when he was told his actions were an attack on the country.

"My actions were not an attack on this country. That is incorrect. That is inaccurate entirely."

When asked to describe his actions he claimed to have stopped others from wreaking havoc.

"My actions on January 6, how would I describe them? Well, I sang a song,” Chansley said.

“And that’s part of shamanism. It’s about – creating positive vibrations in a sacred chamber. I also stopped people from stealing and vandalizing that sacred space, the Senate. OK?”

Chansley insisted he prevented rioters from “stealing muffins” from a break room inside the building.

“And I also said a prayer in that sacred chamber,” Chansley said.

“Because it was intention to bring divinity, and to bring God back into the Senate.

“I consider myself a lover of my country. I consider myself a believer in the Constitution. I consider myself a believer in truth and our founding principles. I consider myself a believer in God” he added.

What did he say about former President Donald Trump?

Chansley said he was at the US Capitol because he thought Donald Trump "had his back".

"I developed a lot of sympathy for Donald Trump because it seemed like the media was picking on him," he said.

"It seemed like the establishment was going after him unnecessarily or unfairly and I have been a victim of that all of my life, whether it be at school or at home.

"So in many ways I identified with a lot of the negative things he was going through and I honestly believed and still believe that he cares about the constitution, and he cares about the American people.

"That's also why it wounded me so deeply and why it disappointed me so greatly that I and others did not get a pardon," Chansley added.

"I regret entering that building. I regret entering that building with every fiber in my being."

When asked if he regrets his loyalty to Trump, Chansley said "no".

A judge in Washington is set to hear arguments on Friday, March 4, on whether Chansley should be released ahead of trial.

If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison.

What did his attorney Albert Watkins say about his clients interview?

Despite being behind bars and appearing on national television, his defense attorney believes the interview was logical and justified.

"[Chansley] is the most visible face of this riot. So for the first time in my career, it is not a trepidation to have my client speak out—it’s fully abated,” defense attorney Albert Watkins told The Daily Beast.

“If anything, it’s necessary to shift the message and dialogue that I have been pushing for since Jacob Chansley has been taking into custody: The riots were more than a lynch mob, but the result of years of manipulation [from Trump].

“He believed the president. He believed the words and reacted on those words.

"So when you have millions of Americans who were embracing over four years of propaganda and lies and misrepresentations daily—we have to have compassion for that. We have to have patience,” Watkins added.

Watkins added that the more people get exposed to his client, they’ll realize the “gentleman that he is” and remember that the thousands who stormed the Capitol “are our brothers and sisters and neighbors”.

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