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Marjorie Taylor Greene: Leave QAnon Shaman alone!

Marjorie Taylor Greene and Jacob Chansley, aka QAnon Shaman
Marjorie Taylor Greene and Jacob Chansley, aka QAnon Shaman (Photos: Public Domain/Shutterstock)

GOP Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) clearly thinks the January 6 rioters who broke into the Capitol Building are being treated unfairly. She has repeatedly suggested they are facing harsher punishment than those who take part in BLM and Antifa protests.

Yesterday, she joined a chorus of voices on the far right protesting at the way many are being held in jail without bail – or are even facing consequences for their actions.

Responding to a tweet that asked whether the QAnon Shaman did “anything violent” on January 6, Greene tweeted.

“Specifically on the Qanon Shaman; Did he physically assault anyone? Did he do any damage to federal property? Did he burn anything? Did he loot or steal anything? Where are the videos?”

The tweet prompted thousands of replies, with many pointing out that you don’t need to have been physically violent to someone to face felony charges or held in jail.

In a later tweet, Greene said, “The Jan 6th Commission is just another big smoke screen and witch hunt on Trump and his supporters to fuel the hate, while ignoring Antifa/BLM nonstop violence.”

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Besides tweeting, yesterday Greene also took to the House floor to make a five-minute speech on how unfairly the rioters were being treated, opposing the setting up of a commission to study the events of January 6, and the spending of more funding on extra security to prevent such attacks.

The QAnon Shaman is a man known as Jake Angeli, who was born Jacob Chansley. He was a regular attendee of QAnon protests before he drew worldwide attention for his highly-visible participation in the January 6 insurrection in DC.

He is currently being held in jail and faces felony charges of violent entry and disorderly conduct. He denies the charges. He has recently spoken of regretting entering the Capitol building “with every fiber of my being.”

This week, Chansley’s attorney, Albert Watkins, told political news website Talking Points Memo that his client should not be in jail. Watkins laid the blame at the feet of former President Donald Trump.

“These aren’t bad people, they don’t have prior criminal history,” Watkins said. “F***, they were subjected to four-plus years of goddamn propaganda the likes of which the world has not seen since f****** Hitler.”

Watkins also says his client has Asperger’s Syndrome, and suggested others involved with the rioting on January 6 have mental health challenges.

“A lot of these defendants — and I’m going to use this colloquial term, perhaps disrespectfully — but they’re all f****** short-bus people. These are people with brain damage, they’re f****** retarded, they’re on the goddamn spectrum.”

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Besides standing up for the rioters, Greene yesterday also led a protest about wearing masks on the House floor. She posted a selfie along with other Republican lawmakers, saying, “ Masks are oppressive and nothing but a political tool. End the oppression!”

It comes as CNN revealed that 219 of the House Democrats (out of 219) say they’ve had the Covid jab, compared to only 95 of the 211 of the Republican lawmakers.

This Friday, Marjorie Taylor Greene will be uniting with scandal-hit Florida Representative Matt Gaetz to host an ‘America First’ rally in Arizona.