Jacob Chansley, the notorious "QAnon Shaman" from the January 6th Capitol riots, was sentenced to 41 months in jail on Wednesday in a development that one defense lawyer acknowledged is bad for other Capitol rioters.
As reported by NBC 4 Washington's Scott MacFarlane, one attorney representing Capitol rioters admitted that the QAnon Shaman's sentence is going to set a precedent that will follow similar cases.
"Everyone on the floor of the Senate or anyone charged with violence towards the police is looking at 41 months," the attorney said, according to MacFarlane. "There are 200 defendants right now who just realized what they are now looking at. It's a bad day for them."
Although Chansley did not engage in any physical violence against police officers, prosecutors noted that he left a threatening note in the Capitol for Vice President Mike Pence in a clear attempt to intimidate him into not certifying the 2020 election results.
"If the defendant had been peaceful on that day, your honor, we would not be here," assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly Paschall explained to the court ahead of Chansley's sentencing.
The 34-year-old Arizona resident pleaded guilty earlier this year to one felony count of obstruction of an official proceeding.