Hostile Juror: Lindsey Graham Doesn't Want QAnon Shaman to Testify at Impeachment

Wednesday February 3, 2021

Doesn't it figure that of all the Capitol insurrectionists Republican senator Lindsey Graham would point out, it would be the QAnon Shaman?


Earlier this week he tweeted a link to a Yahoo News story about Jacob Chansley, the self-titled QAnon Shaman, that featured a pic of him dressed with his war-painted face, a fur cap, and horns, shouting, presumably in the Capitol on June 6. Graham wrote in the tweet: "I cannot think of a better way to turn the upcoming impeachment trial into a complete circus than to call the QAnon Shaman as a witness on anything."

The story Graham linked to reported that Chansley lawyer Albert Watkins has offered his client as a witness in the upcoming impeachment child, reported the Associated Press.

"Watkins said his client was previously 'horrendously smitten' by Trump but now feels let down after Trump's refusal to grant Chansley and others who participated in the insurrection a pardon. 'He felt like he was betrayed by the president,' Watkins said."

Graham followed it with a second tweet that read: "The House impeached President Trump without a witness.

"If we open the witness door in the Senate there will be lots of witnesses requested on a variety of topics. And the trial will go for months, not days."

But as Graham Gremore at Queerty points out, "what makes his strong opposition even weirder is that nobody is even suggesting Chansley testify other than Chansley himself. So it's not like it's really within the realm of possibility.

"But Graham's freaking out anyway."

Gremore adds that Graham's behavior is "not unlike the way a jealous wife might act toward her husband's lover."