A man known online as the ‘QAnonShaman’, has since claimed his actions during the Capitol riots “were not an attack on this country” – stating instead that he “stopped somebody from stealing muffins” during the insurrection.
“It’s about creating positive vibrations in a sacred chamber. I also stopped people from stealing and vandalising that sacred space, the Senate, okay?
“I actually stopped somebody from stealing muffins out of the break room.
“I also said a prayer in that sacred chamber, because it was my intention to bring divinity, and to bring God back into the Senate,” he said.
In response to a question from Segall about whether he still believes he is a patriot, Chansley replied that he considers himself “a lover of my country”.
He continued: “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.”
The video was later shared to Twitter, where users mocked his defence of the muffins:
Most commenters criticised 60 Minutes for interviewing a supporter of a baseless and unfounded conspiracy theory:
It isn’t the first time that Chansley has made headlines since his arrest, with a judge ruling in January that the Shaman must be fed “organic food” after he refused to eat food in jail for three days.