‘QAnon Shaman’ sentenced to 3+ years in prison for role in Capitol riot
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC/AP/NBC)— An Arizona man who sported face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns when he joined the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was sentenced Wednesday to more than three years in federal prison.
Jacob Chansley, who also called himself “QAnon Shaman”, will serve 41 months.
Chansley was widely photographed in the Senate chamber with a flagpole topped with a spear. He previously plead guilty to a felony charge in September.
In his plea, Chansley acknowledged in a court record to being one of the first 30 pro-Trump rioters to stream into the Capitol building. He riled up the crowd with a bullhorn as officers tried to control them, posed for photos, profanely referred to then-Vice President Mike Pence as a traitor while in the Senate. He wrote a note to Pence saying, "It’s only a matter of time, justice is coming."
He also made a social media post in November in which he promoted hangings for traitors.