Jake Angeli Arrested for Capitol Attacks – Explained

Jacob Anthony Angeli Chansley was born on July 1, 1987. Angeli is a conspiracy theorist and was involved in spreading the agenda on QAnon.

Jake Angeli is a fervent supporter of the former President of the US, Donald Trump. An advocate of the QAnon conspiracy theory, Jake is also popularly known as QAnon Shaman.

Angeli was one of the protestors who attacked the US Capitol with all the ‘patriots.’ This happened due to Trump’s defeat in the 2020 US Presidential elections.

Angeli was arrested for taking part in this attack on January 9, 2021. There were charges of “knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds” on him.

This led to Jake Angeli’s imprisonment in November 2021 for 41 months, 36 months of supervised release, and a $100 fine.

Jake Angeli Arrested for Capitol Attacks

Comparing himself to Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Jesus Christ, Angeli protests for his ‘patriotism.’  He was one of the Protestors who attacked the US Capital in support of Donald Trump. 

Like many Trump supporters, Angeli challenged the 2020 Presidential elections results.  To show the unity of Republicans and ‘patriots,’ US Capital was attacked earlier this year. 

Angeli protested in his furred hat and colored face, which gained him immense attention from the media. But, it did not go well as he landed into trouble after jumping from the smashed windows instead of the gate of the US Capitol.

The transcriptionist from the court revealed what Jake told to the FBI. He said he traveled to the Capitol “as a part of a group effort, with other ‘patriots’ from Arizona, at the request of the President that all ‘patriots’ come to DC on January 6, 2021.”

Angeli even indulged all of the protestors in prayer, saying, “Thank you for allowing the United States to be reborn. We love you, and we thank you. In Christ’s holy name, we pray.”

Angeli also told the reporters, “The fact that we had a bunch of our traitors in office hunker down, put on their gas masks, and retreat into their underground bunker, I consider that a win.” Angeli was arrested on January 9, 2021. Federal prosecutors said that Angeli left a note on Mike Pence’s desk which said, “It’s only a matter of time; justice is coming.”

Angeli pleaded guilty in front of the court despite having “no part in the violence, did not hide his identity, was unarmed, not destructive, and followed the instructions of law enforcement officials respectfully; and that Angeli was carrying a megaphone so his voice could be heard.”

Interview with the Conservative Daily

While in prison, he was interviewed by the Conservative Daily Podcast. He compared himself with Gandhi; Martin Luther King Jr, and Jesus Christ in that interview.  He said he could not reveal much about the case and its proceedings. 

He went on saying, “This is what every single great leader, or great you know pioneer of sorts, has had to go through, whether it be people like Gandhi or Martin Luther King Jr., or Jesus Christ.”

Angeli also added, “When you challenge a system that is so heavily corrupt, when you speak truth to power, okay, what it does is it sends ripples throughout the world.”

Angeli confessed that the stress of being in prison has caused him to grow white hair all over his body. He explained his grief, saying, “For many many many months, I have been living every day not wanting to live, but also not wanting to die.” 

Angeli also criticized his lawyer, who called “fucking short-bus people” and “people with brain damage” to the Capitol rioters.

Jake Angeli education

Jake Angeli graduated from Moon Valley High School of Arizona. Later, he went to Glendale Community College, where he studied psychology, religion, ceramics, and philosophy.

Jake Angeli Career

On September 26, 2005, Angeli was enlisted as a supply clerk in United States Navy.

After completing his boot camp and training, Angeli was appointed to USS Kitty Hawk’s aircraft carrier in 2006.

Angeli was dismissed from the US Navy as he refused to Anthrax Vaccine. He was sent to the Transient Personnel Unit in Puget Sound in Washington State in September 2007.

After that, Angeli was removed from his post in October 2007.

Angeli has various military decorations and awards such as 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.

In 2017, Angeli self-published  ‘Will & Power: Inside the Living Library‘ (Volume 1).

In 2020, he self-published another book called One Mind at a Time: A Deep State of Illusion. Both the books were published with different pen names.

Jake Angeli as an Activist

Angeli supported Donald Trump throughout his activities. He is famous for his role in spreading various QAnon theories. Angeli also attended different rallies that promoted QAnon in Phoenix and Arizona.

In Arizona, he was also seen protesting with a board that said, “Q Sent Me.”

Angeli protested alone in front of the Arizona Capitol in 2019. In a protest about climate change, Angeli was regarded as a Shamanic practitioner.

Later, in 2020, Angeli started to wear a distinguished fur hat and painted his face fully to grab attention. He did this to spread information about QAnon and’ other truths’. In the haste of applying QAnon conspiracy theories, he also went to a Black Lives Matter protest.

Angeli then protested in front of Maricopa County to challenge the election results in Arizona. He delivered a speech saying, “This election has not been called! Don’t believe that lie!

They got their hands caught in the cookie jar, and we’re going to the Supreme Court! Trump always looks like he’s going to lose. And then he wins.”

Once in an interview, Angeli’s mother told about her son’s views of the world. She said that “it takes a lot of courage to be a patriot.”

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