The accused U.S. Capitol rioter known as the “QAnon Shaman” whined to jail officials that he hasn’t eaten in days because the food behind bars isn’t organic, federal court papers show.
Jacob Chansley, 33 — who wore a pelt and horns in the halls of Congress during the Jan. 6 insurrection, and later said he was “betrayed” by President Trump for not pardoning him — claims he can’t consume genetically modified organisms because of his religious beliefs.
“I have eaten only organic food for the past 8 years because of my being a shamanic practitioner … this means no GMO’s,” Chansley wrote to the Washington, D.C. Department of Corrections on Jan. 27, court documents show.
“As a spiritual man I don’t mind fasting for a few days, but five days is the longest I have ever gone without food,” the Arizona man continued. “I am hungry requesting a few organic canned vegetables … If I have to go a week [without] food then so be it.”
Jacob Anthony Angeli Chansley, known as the QAnon Shaman, is seen at the Capital riots. (brent stirton/)
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Chansley’s lawyer, Albert Watkins, filed an Emergency Motion for Sustenance in Washington D.C. federal court on Wednesday saying his client still hasn’t taken a bite since being locked up.
“Based on Mr. Jacob Chansley’s shamanic belief system and way of life, non-organic food, which contains unnatural chemicals, would act as an ‘object intrusion’ onto his body and cause serious illness if he were to eat it,” wrote the lawyer.
Watkins also wrote that Mahatma Ghandi is Chansley’s “hero and role model,” adding that his client admires the Indian lawyer and social activist for his “peaceful, non-violent [approach] to achieve societal [often political] goals.”
FILE – In this Wednesday, Jan. 6 photo, supporters of President Donald Trump, including Jacob Chansley, center with fur hat, are confronted by Capitol Police officers outside the Senate Chamber inside the Capitol in Washington. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/)
Chansley was photographed sitting in the Senate chamber seat of Vice President Mike Pence while rioters stormed the Capitol.
He was slapped with several charges, including civil disorder, obstruction of an official proceeding, and entering and remaining in a restricted area.