'QAnon Shaman' Jake Angeli's mother reveals he’s navy veteran, calls him 'one of the gentlest people' she knows

Martha Chansley, the mother of Jacob 'Jake' Anthony Angeli Chansley, spoke about her son's special shamanic diet and revealed his navy background while talking about how proud of him she was


                            'QAnon Shaman' Jake Angeli's mother reveals he’s navy veteran, calls him 'one of the gentlest people' she knows
Jake Angeli with a spear inside the US Capitol Building on January 06, 2021, in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

The DC rioter Jake Angeli with the horned fur headdress made news earlier for going on a hunger strike because he didn't get an "all organic" shamanic diet in prison. Angeli, 33, whose legal name is Jacob Anthony Angeli Chansley, is also known as the "QAnon Shaman" and was a popular face in pro-Trump rallies because of his shaman costume.

His mother, Martha Chansley, was concerned about whether her son would get organic food in prison. She was pleased that Judge Deborah Fine ordered that Angeli's dietary concerns be addressed. "He gets very sick if he doesn't eat organic food - literally will get physically sick,“ Martha Chansley told the press after the hearing. David Gonzales, U.S. Marshal for the District of Arizona, said Angeli will be provided food in line with the shaman's strict organic diet.

Martha Chansley also spoke to the press about how proud she was of him, calling him "a great patriot, a veteran, a person who loves this country”. She revealed that Angeli, who had attended Moon Valley High School, was a "navy veteran".

Roughly 15 years ago, Angeli wore a Navy uniform for 25 months, according to his service record information. Angeli served in the Navy as a 'supply clerk seaman apprentice', joining in September 2005. He left in October 2007, shortly after earning the rank of E-2. 

Jake Angeli yells inside the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

Angeli trained in Illinois and Mississippi before being assigned to the now-decommissioned supercarrier Kitty Hawk in 2006. His last duty station was with the Transient Personnel Unit in Puget Sound, Washington. His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, and the Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon.

Martha also claimed that her son wasn’t part of the violence even though a DOJ statement said he "carried a spear, approximately 6 feet in length, with an American flag tied just below the blade". “He’s probably one of the gentlest people I know,” Martha said in an interview. “He’s trying to get people to hear the message. Wake up. Wake up. Don’t we still live in the United States of America?”

According to her, Angeli had simply walked through already open doors, roaming the halls and making his way to the Senate floor. “If I'm not mistaken, isn’t it the people’s house?” she asked. “Jake needs all the support he can get. He’s a great patriot and I love him,” she added.

Jake Angeli is one of the military veterans facing charges in connection to the DC riots of January 6. Retired Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. Larry Rendall Brock Jr., who was photographed carrying zip-tie handcuffs and wearing military patches on a flak jacket during the siege, was arrested on January 10 in Texas. The Army is also investigating Emily Rainey, 30, who is a psychological warfare officer for taking part in the Trump rally and arranging transport for more than 100 people to arrive at Washington DC. Ashli Babbitt, the Trump supporter who was shot dead by a Capitol police officer, was also an ex-Air Force vet.

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