Who Is Jacob Anthony Angeli Chansley?

Jacob Anthony Angeli Chansley (AKA Jake Angeli) is a Donald Trump supporter who stormed the US Capitol on January 6 2021. Chansley came to be known as the “QAnon Shaman” because he was dressed in a headdress with animal horns and wearing war paint.

Capitol Attack Charges

Chansley was charged by the Department of Justice for his role in the Capitol attack. In a press release the DOJ noted, “It is alleged that Chansley was identified as the man seen in media coverage who entered the Capitol building dressed in horns, a bearskin headdress, red, white and blue face paint, shirtless, and tan pants. This individual carried a spear, approximately 6 feet in length, with an American flag tied just below the blade.”

He has been charged with the crimes of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

After he was arrested his mother told reporters that he hasn’t eaten because the detention facility holding him allegedly will not cater to his diet of organic food.

Military Background

His service record indicates that Chansley enlisted as a supply clerk on Sept. 26, 2005. After that he was assigned to the USS Kitty Hawk in March 2006 and served until September 29, 2007. A Navy official says that he was kicked out of the service because he refused to take the anthrax vaccine.

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