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Jacob Chansley, the ‘QAnon Shaman,’ Files Papers to Run for Congress in Arizona

Jacob Chansley, the ‘QAnon Shaman,’ Files Papers to Run for Congress in Arizona

He wants to run for the Libertarian Party.

Jacob Chansley, known as ‘QAnon Shaman’ from January 6th, filed papers to run for Congress in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District for the Libertarian Party.

Rep. Debbie Lasko (R) announced last month that she will not seek re-election in November 2024. She has served the district since 2018.

Chansley became the face of the Capitol Hill Riot with his horned fur hat, face paint, and tattoos.

In November 2021, Chansley received a 41-month sentence for obstructing a civil proceeding. Video showed Capitol Police escorting him around, not slowing or stopping him.

Weird. Rep. Jamaal Bowman also obstructed a civil proceeding, and he got a slap on the wrist.

Chansley went from prison to a halfway home in March 2023.

Arizona does not allow convicted felonies to vote until they complete the sentence.

The Constitution does not ban convicted felons from running and holding federal office.

I’m not shocked Chansley chose the Libertarian Party. He has spoken out against conspiracy theories and denounced President Donald Trump.

Plus, the Republican primary is crowded, for the lack of a better word:

  • Arizona House Speaker Ben Toma
  • Blake Masters (he lost the 2022 Senate race)
  • Abe Hamadeh (AZ attorney general candidate in 2022)
  • State Sen. Anthony Kern (he was also at the Capitol on Jan 6)
  • Trent Franks (he resigned from this seat in 2017 due to controversy)
  • Seth Coates
  • Isiah Gallegos
  • Jimmy Rodriguez
  • Rollie Stevens
  • Brandon Urness


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If he makes it to the top I’ll vote for him. Then again, my rep is Paul Gosar so it really isn’t my fight. Good luck to him, though.

I can’t imagine that he’s any more of a clown than most of the rest of the people running for the office

    caseoftheblues in reply to Ironclaw. | November 13, 2023 at 6:03 pm

    Comparatively…..He’s a Rhodes Scholar and a more serious candidate than 99% of what the democrats vomit up.

Nice vote splitter

Should make for a “colorful” debate. With any luck, he’ll gore someone.

I’m reminded of the fact that he just happened to get released the same week that Mr. Carlson released J6 videos showing him being escorted around the Congressional building.

Did his lawyer ever say that they had seen those videos pretrial?

Great. Now he becomes the poster boy for Trump supporters and the J6 protestors. What could possibly go wrong?

    JohnSmith100 in reply to JR. | November 13, 2023 at 7:32 pm

    You, gone so wrong.

    chrisboltssr in reply to JR. | November 13, 2023 at 8:35 pm

    People like you made him the poster boy for Trump supporters. He satisfied your bigotry and prejudices of what you imagined Trump supporters are. So whether he ran or not, his image us already burned in your head as to what a Trump supporter looks like.

      When somebody is running for office they draw attention to themselves.

      What that means is they become poster boys.

      What him running means is the incident can’t just die because he is showing up to an election near you.

Under the new Fetterman dress code, would his shaman headdress be acceptable attire for Congressman Chansley?

I think this is how an attention seeking eccentric funds a lifestyle – and a way to meet and filter wealthy, likeminded, eccentric dupes. Then settle a Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin type desert outpost.

Things with people like this never end well.

CaliforniaJimbo | November 13, 2023 at 8:59 pm

Honestly, if he’s elected, he should wear his Shaman getup for his swearing in ceremony.
Only in America. LOL

It wouldn’t surprise me if denouncing Trump was a condition of his release.

Off topic:

Last night, Republicans joined with Democrats to scuttle an attempt to impeach DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

What seemed like an open and shut case over the past few months was punted back to committee because when push comes to shove, the GOP can’t bring itself to take a tough vote and move forward with a unified front.

But, Democrats do that routinely in order to move the ball forward. Always.

Republicans are a mess; with them, it’s like herding cats strung out on meth cocaine.

Weird. Rep. Jamaal Bowman also obstructed a civil proceeding,

No, he didn’t. Repeating a lie doesn’t make it true. Facts are facts and cannot be denied. He did not obstruct anything, and there is not even any reason to suppose that he thought he would obstruct anything. I don’t know why he pulled the fire alarm, but the idea that he did it to delay a vote then going on in the House is even more ridiculous than the explanation he gave.

    Azathoth in reply to Milhouse. | November 14, 2023 at 12:43 pm

    Again, why are you here?

    Having you around is like having our own little Vox factchecker licking all there’s a bit of shit to muckrake.

      Milhouse in reply to Azathoth. | November 14, 2023 at 10:06 pm

      The question is why are you here, since you’re clearly a lying bastard who doesn’t give a shit about the truth, so how are you different from Bowman? How are you better than any leftist?

    Azathoth in reply to Milhouse. | November 14, 2023 at 12:45 pm

    ….the floors to see if….

    No idea how that segment just dropped out.

Jacob Chansley is ass clown. But minnesota elected pro wrestler for gov, jesse the body ventura. Difficult to imagine how persons escorted into capitol by security, are guilty of anything more than disturbing the peace.