“He hasn’t eaten since Friday and he gets very sick if he doesn’t eat organic food – literally, will get physically sick,” his mother, Martha Chansley, told reporters, according to ABC 15 in Phoenix.
The U.S. Marshals told the station that Chansley will be given “a shaman’s strict organic diet” in accordance with the judge’s order to work with his attorney. A later statement from the court clarified that the order was pursuant to “any legitimate dietary needs Mr. Chansley may have.”
Chansley was photographed inside the Capitol as the riot unfolded, decked out in a furry costume and horned headwear. At one point, he even took the dais in the Senate chamber.
At least five people were killed in the attack at the Capitol.
Chansley was taken into federal custody on Saturday. The Justice Department said he was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. He claimed he did nothing wrong and has not yet entered a plea.