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.
The Shaman, real name Jacob Chansley, also told 60 Minutes reporter Laurie Segall that he “sang a song” while in the Capitol building – something which he said is “a part of shamanism”.
“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.
“My actions were not an attack on this country,” says Jacob Chansley, aka “the QAnon Shaman.” For the first time si… https://t.co/i4l2KobBZr
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.