Jacob Chansley, known to most as the QAnon Shaman, has filed paperwork to run in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District as a libertarian.
Chansley, 35, became emblematic of the events at the Capitol on January 6th, 2021.
Chansley was released from prison after nearly 27 months, reportedly due to exhibiting good behavior during his incarceration, despite the reasons for his imprisonment remaining largely unclear.
Leftists and their allies in the media still refer to him as a “Capitol rioter” despite video evidence showing Chansley casually and peacefully being escorted through the Capitol. He never committed any violence or any crimes at all. He acted peacefully and encouraged others to do the same. He said a prayer in the US Capitol, giving thanks to the Capitol police.
The funny thing about QAnon Shaman running for Congress is that if he wins, he will get escorted by Capitol Police again.— Steve 🇺🇸 (@SteveLovesAmmo) November 13, 2023
Side note: there is no such thing as “QAnon”, despite the left and the media continuously using the term. There is “Q” and it’s followers. Followers of “Q” are referred to as “Anons”.
The New York Post got the scoop:
Arizona resident Jacob Chansley, the Jan. 6, 2021 rioter dubbed the “QAnon Shaman” whose image was ubiquitous on televisions as he wore face paint with animal fur and horns, plans to run for Congress in 2024.
The 35-year-old filed a statement of interest last Thursday, which, according to the Associated Press, indicates Chansley wants to run as a Libertarian in next year’s election for the 8th Congressional District seat in Arizona.
Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., announced in October that she will not seek re-election to her seat, which the 64-year-old woman was first elected to in 2018.
Her term will officially end in January 2025.
Chansley, 35, is widely recognizable as the shirtless and face-painted man who, according to one federal judge, became the “very image” of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Chansley spoke with Newsmax about his decision.
On Monday's "National Report," Jacob Chansley plans to run for Congress in Arizona and blasts 'any attempt to try to paint anything that happened on that day onto Trump.'@EmmaRechenberg @ShaunKraisman pic.twitter.com/RVFG1oIzKo— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) November 13, 2023