The lawyer for Jacob Chansley, who is known as the “QAnon Shaman,” said on Wednesday that his message to former President TrumpDonald TrumpHillicon Valley — State Dept. employees targets of spyware Ohio Republican Party meeting ends abruptly over anti-DeWine protesters Jan. 6 panel faces new test as first witness pleads the Fifth MORE was to take care of “the jackasses that you f----- up because of January 6.”
A judge handed Chansley a 41-month sentence on Wednesday following him pleading guilty to felony obstruction of an official proceeding in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. A reporter asked Chansley’s lawyer what "appropriate accountability for former President Trump" would look like, according to Mediaite.
“If you’re asking my opinion, my opinion is meaningless. I will say that I would probably be far more effective over a beer with former President Trump, even if he didn’t have a beer, because I understand he doesn’t drink beer, but I’d have a beer,” attorney Albert Watkins said.
“And I’d tell him, ‘You know what? You’ve got a few f------ things to do. Including clearing this f------ mess up and taking care of a lot of the jackasses that you f----- up because of January 6.’ In the meantime, I might talk to him about some other things that I'd agree with him on. But my opinion doesn’t mean s--t,” he added.
The Hill has reached out to a Trump spokesperson for comment.
Chansley is one of the most recognizable faces from the Jan. 6 riot, when supporters of Trump stormed the Capitol to stop Congress from certifying Joe BidenJoe BidenPfizer CEO says vaccine data for those under 5 could be available by end of year Omicron coronavirus variant found in at least 10 states Photos of the Week: Schumer, ASU protest and sea turtles MORE’s 2020 presidential election win. Photos circulated showed him shirtless and wearing a horned hat, with his face adorned with red, white and blue face paint.
About 650 people are facing federal charges for their alleged role in the Capitol insurrection, though The Washington Post noted that the majority of those people were not involved in extremist groups, according to an examination of court documents.