Why did 'QAnon Shaman' Jake Angeli lose faith in Trump? Capitol rioter says Lil Wayne's pardon is to blame
Jacob Chansley vowed to dedicate his life to 'not harming any living being' in his bail motion and grew quite disillusioned with Trump after he learned rapper Lil Wayne had been pardoned and not him
'QAnon Shaman', Jacob Anthony Chansley who goes by the name Jake Angeli, has reportedly revealed he has lost faith in former POTUS Donald Trump. The revelation comes from the Arizona man who made the claim after news of Trump deciding to pardon rapper Lil Wayne. A report by The Daily Mail also says he now vows to dedicate his life to "not harming any living being" in his bail motion.
As per the court documents that were released on Tuesday (February 23), the lawyers for Jacob, who was jailed for participating in the Capitol riots on January 6 sporting face paint, furry hat, horns, and shirtless, wrote that the ardent Trump supporter is losing his faith on the former president.
Why is Chansley denouncing his faith in Trump?
According to the filing, it had to do with Trump's pardoning of his friends, colleagues and even the rapper Lil Wayne. Adding to his version of the story in bail arguments, his lawyers said Chansley's "self-analyzing" is work in progress and has been instrumental in his conclusion that he has zilch interest in dealing with political matters.
They added that "Chansley would rather 'focus his energies and efforts on strengthening his commitment to his faith and to the principle of Ahimsa, being one which promotes living a life which does no harm to any living being, regardless of its size of complexity."
The bail motion also consists of his apology and also adds he has no history of criminal activities. Chansley's efforts of testifying twice at Trump's impeachment was also part of the motion. Earlier this month, he had voiced out his regret of storming the Capitol. "I deeply regret and am very sorry I entered into the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021. I should not have been there. Period," he said in a statement via ABC27.
"I was wrong. Period," the statement said. "I am sorry for having aroused fear in the hearts of others. That was wrong. Period." In his prior statements, he had spoken about "letting a lot of peaceful people down." Chansley added he was coming to terms with the events leading up to the riots. He hoped and requested people saying: "Be patient with me and other peaceful people who, like me, are having a very difficult time piecing together all that happened to us, around us, and by us. We are good people who care deeply about our country."
Chansley pleaded not guilty to charges of civil disorder and obstructing an official proceeding, plus four other misdemeanor charges. He was among the hundreds of pro-Trump supporters who surged and broke into the Capitol that also saw a few deaths. Multiple reports stated that he was one of the first people in the building and disobeyed orders to leave. He also refused an officer's request to use his bullhorn to tell other rioters to leave the chamber of the Senate.