Albert Watkins, attorney for Jacob Chansley aka the “QAnon Shaman,” gave an absolutely bonkers interview to the liberal Talking Points Memo where he outlined the “blame Trump” defense he will apparently employ to defend his client:
Capitol Rioters’ ‘Trump Defense’ Comes Up Again And Again. Will It Make A Difference? https://t.co/dtvWxFo3qn
— Talking Points Memo (@TPM) May 18, 2021
And we do me bonkers.
From the article:
“A lot of these defendants — and I’m going to use this colloquial term, perhaps disrespectfully — but they’re all f*cking short-bus people,” Watkins told TPM. “These are people with brain damage, they’re f*cking retarded, they’re on the goddamn spectrum.”
“But they’re our brothers, our sisters, our neighbors, our coworkers — they’re part of our country. These aren’t bad people, they don’t have prior criminal history. F*ck, they were subjected to four-plus years of goddamn propaganda the likes of which the world has not seen since f*cking Hitler.”
— Matt Shuham (@mattshuham) May 18, 2021
Well, it could work, right?
Dear lawyers – don’t talk like this https://t.co/vb10NlnEqP
— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) May 18, 2021
Or maybe this explains why he still in jail:
I think we may have figured out why this guy has been languishing in jail for four months and unable to effectively fight the zealotry of the feds' prosecution. These people are so marginalized that they can only get the absolute dregs of lawyerdom, apparently. https://t.co/9nmLA61Czo
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) May 18, 2021
And when was the last time Bradley Moss, Mollie Hemingway and Mark Zaid agreed on something? Ever?
This is a very strange way to defend his client, as well as speak. https://t.co/iHWcgzBgDh
— Mark S. Zaid (@MarkSZaidEsq) May 18, 2021
So, legal malpractice?
this is very close to, if not over the line on, legal malpractice. https://t.co/rm9sQTek3y
— Jeff B. tried to do his best, but he could not (@EsotericCD) May 18, 2021
Of note, he’s the same guy that defended the McClosekys in Missouri:
— Jim Swift (@JimSwiftDC) May 18, 2021