As a mob of Trumpers stormed the Capitol yesterday, a face stood out from the crowd. A tattooed, shirtless man wearing horns and face paint.
The dude in question is 32-year-old Jake Angeli, a familiar face at pro-Trump rallies and a purported QAnon conspiracy theorist. He refers to himself as the “QAnon Shaman” according to the Arizona Republic.
Angeli has been spotted, often in costume, at demonstrations across the country, including a DC protest after Biden’s win.
The Arizona native has also been photographed at the Arizona State Capitol multiple times and during one pro-Trump rally in February, he held a sign that read,
“Q Sent Me”
According to Arizona Central, Angeli was shouting,
“You all know who Q is?… a government agent who wanted to ‘take the country back’ from pedophiles and globalists.”
According to Nick Martin, at the Informant, before joining the QAnon movement, Angeli was
“a small-time actor, voice over artist, and singer,”
A job-hunting site for those in the entertainment industry, Backstage.com confirms Angeli’s profile.
Arizona Central reporter BrieAnna J. Frank said on Twitter that Angeli is a Trump and QAnon supporter.
Frank cited an interview she conducted with Angeli in May, where he praised Trump and criticized the media. Watch below.
Memes and photos of Angeli are all over social media, so no doubt the FBI has noticed him. They are asking for help identifying other domestic terrorists. On the case, happy to help.
Well, internet famous is still famous, Jake. Even if you’re a joke meme…
#Update: Just posted on YouTube this morning by Jake, so apparently free to roam the streets of DC and cause more havoc.
(Photos, Twitter, Facebook; via Wavy)