Rioters who stormed the US parliament building wanted to kill politicians. This is the argument of prosecutors engaged in the prosecution of Jacob Chansley, a supporter of the QAnon movement.
He wore animal skins and horns during the deadly disturbances in Washington.
Chansley was part of the group that broke into the Capitol when the presidential election was approved there. Justice reports in court documents that the colourful ‘shaman’ there left a note for Vice President Mike Pence that read: “It’s a matter of time. Justice is coming.”
The authorities’ investigation also allegedly revealed evidence that rioters “intended to capture and murder elected officials”.
This would be apparent, among other things, from the “words and deeds” of Chansley, who is described by the judiciary as a drug user who is suspected of having psychological problems and a risk of flight. That’s why prosecutors want him to stay in prison.
“Chansley has spoken openly about his belief that he is an alien. A higher being who is here on Earth to travel to another reality,” prosecutors write. They suspect the thirties, among other things, of participating in an “uprising” to overthrow the government.
American media reports that Chansley himself reported to the FBI after the riots.
Justice is also prosecuting dozens of people for involvement in the assault, which also included the looting of offices and assaulting agents. It would often have taken little effort to track down suspects, as many images of the chaos have been shared on social media.