One of the first rioters to breach the Capitol wanted the world see his QAnon shirt — to make sure that “‘Q’ could ‘get the credit,’” according to a federal affidavit.
Douglas Jensen, 41, quickly went viral after he was filmed leading a large mob as they chased hero lone cop Eugene Goodman through the Capitol corridors last Wednesday.
Investigators say the Iowa man confessed to making sure he was among the leaders of the siege to show that many were believers in the debunked conspiracy theory about Trump leading a secret campaign against “deep state” enemies and pedophiles.
Jensen even posted since-deleted photos of himself at the riot, including one shared by the Des Moines Register that shows him with his arms spread to show his chest, asking, “You like my shirt?”
“He wanted to have his T-shirt seen on video so that ‘Q’ could ‘get the credit,’” FBI special agent Julie Williams wrote in a statement outlining the allegations against Jensen, who who surrendered in Des Moines Friday.
Jensen went to the Capitol because “he was told by Q to be at that spot at that time,” his 54-year-old brother, William Routh, told the Associated Press.
He believed he had been communicating for months with Q, who he thought was either Trump or someone close to him, said the brother.
“I told him to be careful what he listens to because no one knows what QAnon is. Nobody knows who is Q, but I don’t know where he is getting his information,” Routh said of his brother.
Jensen made his initial federal court appearance via video from jail in Des Moines on Tuesday.
A grand jury indicted him on six counts, including obstructing law enforcement during a civil disorder, resisting Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman, violently entering and remaining in a restricted building, and disorderly conduct. He is being held at the county jail in Des Moines pending his potential transfer to face charges in Washington, DC.
He was also fired Friday from his job at an Iowa-based masonry contracting company.
With Post wires