New Sentence in Capitol Riot Proceedings

In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, supporters of President Donald Trump, including Jacob Chansley, right with fur hat, are confronted by U.S. Capitol Police officers outside the Senate Chamber inside the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Jacob Chansley was the most prominent Jan. 6 protestor. He was dressed in fur and horns as he marched by the Capitol. In September, he pleaded guilty to one count for obstructing Congress. It is a crime to unlawfully obstruct an official proceeding.

Chansley was sentenced today by the judge to 41 months in prison.

Judge Royce Lamberth declared, “What you did here is horrific, as you now admit.” “It is the kind of conduct that is so grave that I cannot justify a downward departure.”

Chansley is believed to have been one of the 30 first protestors to arrive at the Capitol on Jan. 6. He entered the Capitol with a flagpole decorated with a spear tip. After being asked to leave, he posed for photos. In Nov. 2020, he posted on social media that traitors should die. He wrote a note to former Vice President Mike Pence, which read “It’s only the matter of time, justice will come.”

After pleading guilty on two counts of felony attack, Antifa thug David Campbell (32), was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment. After following a conservative event, he punched and choked a 56-year-old man. Chansley was not charged with any violence.

Although Chansley’s sentence is harsh, it’s not surprising. Biden’s DOJ arrested nearly 650 people for entering Capitol. Many were taking peaceful selfies. However, BLM and Antifa are not held to the same standards. Nearly half of the rioters in Portland had their federal cases dropped.

According to the FBI, there were no attempted insurrection on January 6.

This chart is from RealClear Investigations. It compares the damage from Jan. 6, George Floyd riots and the riots surrounding Trump’s 2016 inauguration. Jan. 6 is not comparable to the damage that BLM and Antifa did to this country.

Chansley fell on his sword in front of the judge, but it didn’t do much. He stated to the judge, “Men who are honorable admit when they’re wrong, not just publicly, but also to themselves.” While I may have been guilty of the crime, I am not a dangerous criminal. I am not violent. I am not an insurrectionist. I’m not a domestic terrorist. I am a decent man who has broken the law.”