(RepublicanWire.org) – The January 6 riots have made headlines again after Fox News host Tucker Carlson recently described the attack, based on footage released to the broadcaster, as “mostly peaceful chaos”, despite multiple violent scenes caught elsewhere on film.
Multiple members of Congress, including former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, were filmed taking shelter elsewhere in the Capitol, co-ordinating the security response as rioters took over the building.
Amid the renewed focus surrounding that day, a number of social media users have claimed that not only was one of Pelosi’s relatives among the crowd but that he met its arguably most infamous participant, the so-called QAnon Shaman.
Multiple tweets posted between March 7-9, 2023, claimed that Nancy Pelosi’s son-in-law was pictured alongside Jacob Chansley, otherwise known as the QAnon Shaman, on January 6, 2021.
One tweet said: “Odd that Nancy Pelosi’s son in law had the opportunity for a photo op with the Qanon Shaman isn’t it?”
In a recent broadcast, Fox News host Tucker Carlson made allegations that Pelosi was ultimately in charge of the Capitol Police on the day, stating, “If there was a security failure on January 6, and demonstrably there was, it was probably Nancy Pelosi’s fault.”
Carlson also broadcast footage earlier this week of Chansley, dressed as what was subsequently dubbed the “QAnon Shaman”, walking through the corridors of the Capitol, accompanied by police.
Chansley, whose appearance that day endured as an icon of the riots, was sentenced to more than three years in prison for his involvement.