Several social media images went viral over the last few days, apparently showing Chuck Norris at the Capitol, posing for selfies with rioters. But was the actor actually there?
Saw this on my Facebook today. Chuck Norris was in DC proudly supporting Maga and Trump pic.twitter.com/KN40VrR7FJ
— scout (@scoutejwampler) January 6, 2021
Wait, so are we just not going to mention the fact that Chuck Norris was at the MAGA insurrection? pic.twitter.com/aIukJpoCmF
— DevinNunesTHEDragQueen (@NunesDrag) January 12, 2021
Apparently people at the scene were willing to believe Norris was among their number. After all, the tough-guy actor and martial artist best-known for his titular role on Walker, Texas Ranger is famously right-leaning (though they may have forgotten that, in 2015, he campaigned eagerly for Mike Huckabee for president, and only appeared to come around on Trump later on).
But, in reality, the “Chuck Norris” in the Capitol photos is an imposter.
“This is not Chuck Norris and is a wannabe look-alike–although Chuck is much more handsome,” a representative for the actor confirms. “Chuck remains on his range in Texas where he has been with his family.”