- A Capitol riot suspect known as the "QAnon Shaman," said he was "deeply disappointed" in Trump.
- "I have to leave judging him up to other people," Jacob Chansley said in a statement.
- He was arrested on January 9 and charged with civil disorder, obstruction, and disorderly conduct.
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A Capitol riot suspect known as the "QAnon Shaman" said he was "deeply disappointed" in former President Donald Trump for not being "honourable."
"I have to leave judging him up to other people," Jacob Chansley said in a statement. "I deeply regret and am sorry that I entered the Capitol building on January 6, 2021. I should not have been there."
Chansley was arrested three days after the insurrection on January 6 and charged with civil disorder, obstruction, and disorderly conduct. He has previously said he felt played by the former president and indicated interest in testifying during Trump's impeachment trial, which begins on Tuesday.
His attorney Albert Watkins appeared on CNN Monday night to condemn the former president for the "Trump talk" and propaganda that created the "environment" ahead of January 6.
"For people like Jake, for millions of Americans, they truly did hang on every word of their president, our president, the person that we permitted day-in, day-out to speak to us in ways and in fashions that simply weren't true," Watkins told CNN's Chris Cuomo.
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Capitol riot suspect Jacob Chansley, known as the "QAnon Shaman," says in a statement that former Pres. Trump "was not honorable."
"What he said day in, day out, that we all permitted, included untruths... out and out lies," says Albert Watkins, Chansley's attorney. pic.twitter.com/L1QqkKL2Qu — Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) February 9, 2021