The infamous January 6th Patriot from the U.S. Capitol incident has been released from prison as new footage from the event sparks controversy and debate.

Jacob Chansley, infamously known as the “QAnon Shaman” from January 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol incident, has been released from prison after serving his sentence. Chansley pleaded guilty to a felony charge in November 2021, and his 41-month imprisonment has come to an end. His release coincides with the airing of new footage from the Capitol incident on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News program.

Chansley’s lawyer, Bill Shipley, stated that they knew the release would happen around this time and that the revelations from Carlson’s show were significant, but couldn’t give Chansley back the time he had served. Shipley emphasized the importance of gathering accurate information on the videos before making their next move.

The new footage aired by Tucker Carlson has sparked controversy, as it showed police officers appearing to stand passively while a large crowd entered the Capitol. U.S. Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger condemned the comments made during Carlson’s program, saying that they were “offensive and misleading.” Manger accused the show of cherry-picking calmer moments from the 41,000 hours of video and failing to provide context about the chaos and violence that occurred before or during these less tense moments.

The airing of the new footage has led to bipartisan criticism, with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell stating that it was a mistake for Fox News to depict the events in a way that contradicted the Capitol’s chief law enforcement official’s perspective. Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney also expressed disappointment in Tucker Carlson, calling his actions “absurd” and “nonsense.” Romney emphasized that the American people saw what happened on January 6 and that trying to normalize the behavior displayed during the riots is dangerous and disgusting.

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In response to the criticism, Tucker Carlson called Romney and other establishment Republican senators “weak” and “vicious” for their disapproval of airing the tapes.

The American people deserve to know the full story behind the events of January 6, and they deserve leaders who will stand up for democracy and our country’s values.

Source: ConservativeBrief

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