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Capitol Rioter From AZ Says He Regrets Actions, Is Disappointed In Trump

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An Arizona man in a horned helmet who participated in the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol now says he regrets storming the building and has expressed disappointment with Donald Trump.

In a statement released late Monday through his attorney, Jacob Chansley – the self-proclaimed ‘QAnon Shaman’ - said he has re-evaluated his life since being jailed on charges stemming from the riot. Chansley’s attorney said his client’s apology wasn’t self-serving, but rather a genuine expression of culpability. Chansley was among hundreds of pro-Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol as Congress was meeting to vote to certify Joe Biden’s win. He went on a hunger strike for 9 days demanding organic food, which a judge eventually granted.