The trial for the QAnon follower who allegedly chased the police on January 6 is set to begin

Douglas Jensen faces seven charges for his alleged actions that day, including obstructing an official proceeding, disorderly conduct and assaulting, obstructing or resisting an officer. CNN previously reported that Jensen admitted to investigators that his belief in QAnon conspiracy theories was the reason he breached the Capitol, according to court filings.

In opening statements, prosecutors told the jury that Jensen was one of the first 10 rioters to enter the building that day, scaling a 20-foot wall before jumping from a window into the Capitol.

“When he got inside, he went toward the Senate,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Emily Allen told the jury.

When Jensen and several other rioters confronted Goodman, Jensen “pushed to the front of that line” to confront the officer, Allen said, telling Goodman to “go ahead and shoot.”

Near where the rebels confronted Goodman, Allen said, was the Senate floor “where the senators were waiting to evacuate.” Goodman successfully moved the rioters away from the senators and onto another line of officers that day, he said.

“Mr. Jensen got what he came for,” Allen concluded in his opening statement, noting that the election association’s certification of ballots was halted for several hours that day amid the Capitol storming.

Instead of Jensen arguing against the Justice Department’s pursuit of Goodman and the released film celebrating the incident, Jensen’s attorney, Christopher Davis, argued that Jensen believed in QAnon and believed lawmakers would be arrested that day, including then-Vice President Mike Pence. .

“I hope I don’t disappoint anyone, but this is not a case,” Davis said. “This entire case is on video.”

According to Davis, his client — who wore a T-shirt with a Q logo emblazoned with the words “Trust The Plan” during the attack — believed that “the ‘Storm’ was coming on January 6th” and that the police would begin arresting lawmakers. They were opposing then-President Donald Trump’s efforts to stop the certification.

“He thought they had to do it … martial law was going to be imposed,” Davis told the jury, adding that in an interview with the FBI after the incidents, Jensen “actually asked the FBI if that happened.” whether they were arrested or not.”

Davis also said the pocket knife Jensen had in the attack was just what he carried all the time. “He was a construction worker,” Davis said.

“Judge him for who he is and what he has done,” concluded the defense.

The trial will continue Wednesday in D.C. District Court with Judge Timothy Kelly presiding.

CNN’s Paul LeBlanc contributed to this report.