Lawyer for ‘QAnon shaman’ claims client’s health deteriorating in jail without organic food

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An attorney for Jacob Chansley said the “QAnon shaman” has lost more than 20 pounds in jail and is in “declining” health

Jacob Anthony Chansley, a Qanon believer, speaks to a crowd of Donald Trump supporters in Phoenix on Nov. 5, 2020. | AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills

The “QAnon shaman” who was part of the deadly riots at the Capitol Jan. 6 hasn’t eaten for more than a week in a D.C. correctional facility because he needs organic food, his lawyer wrote in a filing Wednesday.

Due to his “shamanic belief system and way of life,” eating food that isn’t organic or has “unnatural chemicals” would cause Jacob Chansley “systemic responses that are not simply discomforting, but debilitating and, notably, dehydrating,” Chansley’s attorney Albert Watkins wrote. Chansley has lost more than 20 pounds and his condition is “declining,” Watkins wrote.

Angeli in the Capitol, Jan. 6, 2021

Chansley, who also goes by Jake Angeli, was arrested after he participated in the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol.

Donning war paint, a fur hat, and enormous horns, he stormed its halls and invaded Senate chambers, instantly elevating his status as an icon of the conspiracy theory QAnon movement, which contends that now-former President Donald Trump is fighting a “deep state” cabal of Satan-worshipping Democrats.

Source: Politico and Insider