No, that wasn't Chuck Norris at Capitol riot, says rep

Brenda Watkins
January 13, 2021

In the aftermath of Wednesday's attack on the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters attempting to block Congress from affirming the outcome of the 2020 election in president-elect Joe Biden's favor, a photo appearing to show Chuck Norris with a Trump supporter started circulating on social media.

According to People magazine, the Trump supporter posing with the look-alike has since been identified as Matthew Bledsoe, who captioned the snap "Chuck Norris".

Norris manager, Erik Kritzer, tells the Associated Press the man in the photo, which has since been taken down from Twitter, does resemble Norris, but says it's not him.

A Chuck Norris lookalike was photographed at a pro-Trump rally before the riots at the US Capitol last week.

At least 19 people have been charged with federal crimes relating to the Capitol assault, CBS News reported on Tuesday.

"Chuck remains on his ranch in Texas, where he has been with his family".

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'Let me be clear that there is no room for violence of any kind in our society, including in the context of political protests and that a peaceful transition of power is fundamental to our democratic system of government.

The man featured in the trending photo undoubtedly looks like Chuck Norris, but a few details lead many to believe it was simply just a Doppelgänger.

After it was retweeted hundreds of thousands of times, Norris's manager issued a statement claiming he was thousands of miles away from the Capitol when violence broke out on 6 January. Authorities continue to search for others who were involved.

What further added fuel to the speculation fire was that Norris has previously endorsed President Donald Trump and has been a proud Republican for years.

Norris is best known for playing the karate-kicking lawman Cordell Walker in "Walker, Texas Ranger" which ran between 1993 and 2001.

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