No, Chuck Norris did not storm the Capitol with Trump supporters

Chuck Norris smiling

The picture of the man who looked similar to Chuck Norris caused some confusion, with many online believing the actor had actually attended the riot.

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. At least five people died as a result of the riot.

As the debate on Norris's participation in the storming of US Capitol raged, a section of Twitter users presented several arguments to prove that the man in the picture is not the popular star.

"It wasn't me and I wasn't there. I am and always will be for Law and Order".

A rep for the actor also denied the rumours. "Chuck remains on his ranch in Texas where he has been with his family", the representative said in a statement.


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.

Norris has been candid about his conservative Christian views, gun-rights activism and championing Republican politicians.

Norris, a former martial artist, retired from the ring before turning to teaching.

Donald Trump's supporters rioted at the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 while the electoral votes certified Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' victory in the 2020 presidential election - a victory that Trump has contested many times over.

The action drama aired on the network for nine seasons from 1993 to 2001 and generated plenty of fodder for millennials, who gleefully turned the show's glib one-liners and other Norris quotes into viral memes.

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