Jacob Chansley’s lawyer mentioned it’s necessary for senators to listen to from somebody who was incited by Trump.
PHOENIX — The lawyer for an Arizona man who took half within the rebellion on the U.S. Capitol whereas sporting face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns is providing to have his consumer testify at former President Donald Trump’s upcoming impeachment trial.
Lawyer Albert Watkins mentioned he hasn’t spoken to any member within the Senate since saying his supply to have Jacob Chansley testify.
Watkins mentioned it’s necessary for senators to listen to from somebody who was incited by Trump.
The riot compelled Congress to be positioned underneath lockdown and left 5 folks useless, together with a Capitol police officer.
Watkins mentioned Chansley feels betrayed by the previous president after Trump refused to pardon him.
Chansley, often known as Jake Angeli, was broadly captured in pictures and video whereas he and scores of others allegedly stormed the Capitol whereas Congress was voting to certify President Joe Biden’s election victory.
Chansley now faces misdemeanor expenses of coming into a restricted space and disorderly conduct. He was transferred from Arizona to authorities in Washington D.C. on Monday. He has not but entered a plea on his expenses.
The 33-year-old self-described “QAnon Shaman” instructed FBI investigators he and different “patriots” from Arizona got here to the Capitol on the request of Trump.
“My son is a superb patriot, a veteran, an individual who loves this nation,” Martha Chansley, his mom, mentioned.
She added the eye has been shocking, however she maintains his innocence from the violence.
“I used to be shocked,” Martha mentioned. “I feel, on the time, I don’t suppose he did something fallacious.”
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