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Man who wore horns, hat apologizes for storming Capitol

Hate Report 2020
Posted at 12:41 PM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 18:17:25-05

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man who participated in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol while sporting face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns said he regrets storming the building and expressed disappointment with former President Donald Trump. In a statement released late Monday through his attorney, defendant Jacob Chansley said he has re-evaluated his life since being jailed on charges stemming from the riot on Jan. 6. 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 certify Joe Biden’s win in the presidential race.