Billionaire SpaceX/Tesla CEO and Twitter owner Elon Musk called for Jacob Chansley, aka the QAnon Shaman, to be released from prison after video of the man who was portrayed as a violent domestic extremist told a far different story than the official narrative.
On Monday, Fox News host Tucker Carlson infuriated the bipartisan ruling establishment that has a vested interest in using Chansley as the poster boy to demonize supporters of former President Donald J. Trump with the airing of previously unseen January 6 surveillance video showing police acting as “tour guides” as they calmly escorted him around the Capitol building on that fateful day.
Additional footage that was posted to Twitter of Chansley urging protesters to leave the scene and go home caught the attention of the world’s wealthiest man who called for his release from captivity in an explosive tweet that quickly went viral.
“Free Jacob Chansley,” wrote the “Chief Twit” along with the video of the colorfully painted face of the so-called “insurrection” appealing for calm.
Free Jacob Chansley https://t.co/8BbeXF2Fye
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 10, 2023
In a second tweet on the “QAnon shaman,” Musk pointed out that there are two systems of justice in the country, a sad testament to the state of the nation since Trump upended the political world with his shocking upset of the heavily favored Hillary Clinton in 2016.
“Chansley got 4 years in prison for a non-violent, police-escorted tour!? Musk said. “Dave Chapelle was violently assaulted on stage by a guy with a knife. That guy got a $3000 fine & no prison time.”
Chansley got 4 years in prison for a non-violent, police-escorted tour!?
Dave Chapelle was violently assaulted on stage by a guy with a knife. That guy got a $3000 fine & no prison time. https://t.co/qDRWxozD8B
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 10, 2023
Musk was forced to defend himself after being accused of being a member of the pro-America MAGA movement, Americans who have been targeted by the Biden regime’s weaponized agencies, smeared by the media, and portrayed as enemies of the state by President Joe Biden himself.
“I’m not part of MAGA, but I do believe in fairness of justice,” Musk tweeted. “Chansley was falsely portrayed in the media as a violent criminal who tried to overthrow the state and who urged others to commit violence.”
“But here he is urging people to be peaceful and go home. And the other video shows him calmly walking in the Capitol building, being escorted by officers and then thanking the officers,” he added.
I’m not part of MAGA, but I do believe in fairness of justice.
Chansley was falsely portrayed in the media as a violent criminal who tried to overthrow the state and who urged others to commit violence.
But here he is urging people to be peaceful and go home. And the other… https://t.co/XU8vISJaNy
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 11, 2023
Twitter users reacted to Musk’s controversial call for justice with responses from those who see his imprisonment, despite exonerating evidence, being a travesty and others who seem to view the judicial system as a tool to be used against their political adversaries.
Next president should consider pardons and commutations….Biden should, but won’t.
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) March 10, 2023
Watch the media claim that you “supported the J6 insurrection” with this tweet, ignoring the fact that Chansley’s trial was a sham as his defense wasn’t allowed access to many of these videos that are now surfacing. He deserves to be freed.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) March 10, 2023
Rapists and child abusers have been sentenced to less time than this cosplay’ing-fool (admittedly, a trespasser) was sentenced. This is clearly reasonably-exculpatory evidence that should’ve been provided to his lawyer and released to the public, as well.
— A.J. Delgado (@AJDelgado13) March 10, 2023
As the peaceful Jacob Chansley admitted when pleading guilty: he refused to leave the Capitol when asked by police and he “Used his bullhorn to rile up the crowd and demand that lawmakers be brought out.”
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) March 11, 2023
He broke the law, Elon.
You run Twitter. You’re not God.
— Stuart Hazeldine (@stuarthazeldine) March 10, 2023
Very disappointed in you Mr Musk The GUY PLEADED GUILTY AND he stood out causing all sorts of criminal behavior on LIVE TV. Wrong side of history, Sir you should have more love for a country that made you RICH!!
— Kiki Melendez (@kikimelendez) March 11, 2023
Clowns like Jacob Chansley who were there to overturn the Presidential election results do not deserve to be free.
— David Weissman ✡️ (@davidmweissman) March 10, 2023
Imagine believing this guy ruined more lives than Fauci and the COVID regime.
— Libertarian Party (@LPNational) March 10, 2023
If only you used your influence for good
— Taylor Lianne Chandler, BCTCT (@RealTayChaTLC) March 10, 2023
Another figure who is loathed by the left-wing revolutionaries and their Never Trump compadres, Dilbert creator Scott Adams went a step further, calling for congressional Republicans to shut down Congress to pressure Biden into pardoning Chansely, something that is likely never going to happen.
“Republicans need to shut down Congress until the Q-anon Shaman is released without charges or pardoned by Biden,” wrote Adams, whose popular comic strip has been canceled by the leftist media over remarks on race that were taken out of context by the media hit squad last week. “We’ve seen enough. A line has been crossed. Close the government.”
Republicans need to shut down Congress until the Q-anon Shaman is released without charges or pardoned by Biden.
We've seen enough.
A line has been crossed.
Close the government.
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) March 10, 2023
The backlash over the ridiculous claims that January 6 was a serious attempt at overthrowing the entire United States government – which, as Biden likes to point out has no shortage of military firepower to put down dissent – is rapidly unraveling, and the widely despised ruling class is bleeding out in terms of its undeserved credibility.
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