Twitter owner Elon Musk expressed support for “Qanon shaman” Jacob Chansley based on misinformation being spread by Fox News commentator and conspiracy theorist Tucker Carlson.
Jacob Chansley was sentenced in November to 41 months in prison after pleading guilty to obstructing the January 6, 2021 certification of Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election.
While pro-Trump activists in the US were not charged with participating in the violence at the broken doors of the Capitol, they paraded down the hall with six-foot spears and shouted through bullhorns before entering the Senate chamber, selected Motivated the officers.
Calls for the failed actor’s rescue have grown since Carlson was given exclusive footage from inside the Capitol on January 6. Capitol police and Republican and Democratic lawmakers say Carlson used the footage to misrepresent that day’s violence.
Carlson, who showed security video of Trump loyalists walking among law enforcement officers inside the Capitol, falsely said that Jacob Chansley was told by police to act as a “tour guide”.