Jacob Chansley, aka Jake Agneli, aka the guy in the buffalo horns who appeared in every newspaper following the storming of the U.S. Capitol Building last Wednesday, hasn’t eaten since Friday because the detention facility where he’s being kept doesn’t serve all-organic food, according to his mother.
Jacob Chansley, AKA Jake Angeli, Arizona man makes first court appearance in for charges related to storming the U.S. Capitol. His mom says he hasn’t eaten since Friday because the detention facility won’t feed him all organic food. @abc15 pic.twitter.com/doTLFal4At
— Melissa Blasius (@MelissaBlasius) January 11, 2021
Chansley, who is from Phoenix, turned himself in to the FBI field office after returning from Washington, D.C., Saturday morning. He is accused of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
Both charges are federal misdemeanors.
The public defender, representing Chansley in a Phoenix courtroom Monday, said Chansley was on an extremely restrictive diet, perhaps for religious reasons, and had not eaten since he was taken into custody.
The judge said that was “deeply concerning” and ordered Chansley’s public defender to work with U.S. Marshals on the dietary concerns.
That is deeply concerning.
Sir, this isn’t a Whole Foods…
— Lark24 (@Lisatweets444) January 11, 2021
Did someone forget to tell him that Whole Foods doesn't cater at prisons?
— SandyT (@sassygirlcanada) January 11, 2021
This dude sounds super ready for the hardships of a protracted civil war
— Mike Dorsey (@DorseyFilm) January 11, 2021
Like I used to tell my ex when he’d wonder about our one picky eater: he’ll eat when he gets hungry enough ??♀️
— MellyMed (@mel_med_larson) January 11, 2021
— Amy Donohue (@TheFabulousOne) January 11, 2021
What was he expecting? The Lori Loughlin experience?
— Renee Larson (@iamreneejai) January 11, 2021
Mom must be excited about the prospect of him finally "moving out".
— Area Man (@lisztstrasse) January 11, 2021
Mom adds, "He tries to pull that nonsense at home, but give him enough time, he'll eat what's put in front of him. I'm not running a restaurant around here, ya know."
— HolliLoki (@HolliLoki) January 11, 2021
Is this parody?
— Packergirl67 (@shaltsch) January 11, 2021
This can't be real life.
— Toni (@Quietlytoni) January 11, 2021
SO SHE'S SAYING HE'S A SOY BOY?
— Rich Swinton ?? (@RicoSuaveJD) January 11, 2021
Hold on…an unemployed man living in his mother's basement will only eat organic?
— Ross Wenk ?☠️?? (@RossWenk) January 11, 2021
Siri, show me "ecofascist."
— Dr. Meade Krosby (@MeadeKrosby) January 11, 2021
— Jenn Fields (@jennfields) January 11, 2021
He “says he’s interested in ‘cleansed ecosystems’ and rants against Monsanto and all the chemicals in our environment. But he’s not into global political solutions or anything involving the U.N., all of which he thinks is part of the evil new world order.”
Angeli’s specific use of the word “cleansed” seems pretty important, as Evans has explained that conspirituality folks often dabble in eco-fascism. That’s one of the many reasons he calls the ideology’s subscribers “Nazi Hippies.”
Indeed, there’s a well-documented connection between white supremacists and green living …
Yeah, we’re gonna have to stop you there.
Wow, really? To think I had to eat MREs at times, which was only slightly better than the food in the mess halls. I am so sorry he is put out and can't get organic food.
— Mike Braden (@mbraden66) January 11, 2021
Chansley says he’s not worried about going to court because he says “in all honesty…I didn’t break any laws. I walked through open doors.”
NY Times makes a ‘lacking’ correction about person they reported as a ‘rioter’ at the U.S. Capitol https://t.co/VyzBfTFfjK
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 11, 2021