Jacob Chansley, who is also known as "the QAnon Shaman," argued this week that he is innocent of the charges against him because he stopped insurrectionists from stealing muffins at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Chansley made the remarks during an interview with 60 Minutes while he was in jail waiting for trial.
"My actions were not an attack on this country," Chansley insisted. "That is incorrect. That is inaccurate, entirely."
The QAnon follower said that he had a different recollection of the day's events.
"My actions on Jan. 6," he said, "I sang a song. And that's a part of shamanism. It's about creating positive vibrations in a sacred chamber."
"I also stopped people from stealing and vandalizing that sacred space, the Senate," he added. "Okay? I actually stopped somebody from stealing muffings out of the break room."
Watch the video clip below from CBS.
“My actions were not an attack on this country," says Jacob Chansley, aka “the QAnon Shaman." For the first time since his arrest, Chansley talks publicly about his actions that day, and he tells @LaurieSegall why he wanted to be in the Senate chamber. https://t.co/AhuFQOSzts pic.twitter.com/bIgKjVYS5I
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