Federal prosecutors on Sunday pushed back against claims that a video of so-called “QAnon Shaman” Jacob Chansley that was shown by Fox News’s Tucker Carlson exonerated anyone in the mob at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. In court filings Sunday, federal prosecutors said that video did not show Chansley, who was sentenced to 41 months in prison for his actions on January 6, facing off with officers for half an hour outside the Senate chamber.
Prosecutors wrote that “it is true that a sole officer, who was trying to de-escalate the situation, was with Chansley as he made his way to the Senate floor after initially breaching the Chamber.” “But the televised footage fails to show that Chansley subsequently refused to be escorted out by this lone officer and instead left the Capitol only after additional officers arrived and forcibly escorted him out,” prosecutors say.
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“That Tucker Carlson thinks his viewers are stupid is not new, though his first swing at spinning unseen footage of the January 6 insurrection provides a fresh test of just how credulous they are.” https://t.co/FmpuLhQOzc
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) March 13, 2023
More Tucker Carlson left out: here is Jacob Chansley pushing his way past police to enter Capitol as attackers break windows and police scream for help. You can see Jacob clearly starting at :27 seconds push past police into Capitol. Tucker did NOT show this to his viewers pic.twitter.com/oyHTVA95wB
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) March 9, 2023
As for the Tucker Carlson show. His program questioned how and why the Jacob Chansley (Q-Anon) police video “didn’t come out at trial”?
Chansley didn’t go to trial. He pleaded guilty.
(He’s serving a prison term thru July in Arizona federal lockup)
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) March 7, 2023
Tucker Carlson claimed it was “in dispute” how the QAnon Shaman aka Jacob Chansley entered the Capitol building. This is odd since Carlson showed Chansley entering the building six times. The 23 second clip was cut up and repeated over several segments last week. pic.twitter.com/cmTNDExIg6
— Decoding Fox News (@DecodingFoxNews) March 12, 2023
Tucker Carlson claimed that Capitol Police officers acted as “tour guides” for “QAnon Shaman” Jacob Chansley during the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. That’s Pants on Fire! https://t.co/uqk4djNYa0
— PolitiFact (@PolitiFact) March 12, 2023