'Chuck is much more handsome': Chuck Norris addresses claims he attended the Capitol riots

Rasha Ali, USA TODAY
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When a selfie of what appeared to be Chuck Norris with a pro-Trump supporter during the U.S. Capitol riots emerged, fans were confused: Was Norris part of the insurrection?

On Monday, Twitter user @nunesdrag shared a screenshot of an Instagram story showing a Capitol rioter taking a selfie with someone perceived to be Norris, 80.

"Wait, so are we just not going to mention the fact that Chuck Norris was at the MAGA insurrection?" the tweet read.

People began comparing side-by-side photos of the real Norris and the alleged Norris in the selfie, debating whether the "Walker, Texas Ranger" star was really marching in D.C. last week.

Some deep investigation took place, with some even comparing eye colors.

"I don’t think that’s him. Chuck Norris has blue eyes, this guy has dark brown eyes," tweeted @TaraHen31.

Norris was in fact not taking part in the Capitol riots or the pro-Trump demonstrations – he was at home, according to his manager Erik Kritzer.

"This is not Chuck Norris and is a wanna be look alike although Chuck is much more handsome," Kritzer told USA TODAY in an email Tuesday. "Chuck remains on his range in Texas where he has been with his family."

On Jan.6, a shocked nation watched on Twitter and TV, a pro-Trump mob battled police, broke into the U.S. Capitol, and sent members of Congress fleeing as lawmakers were counting Electoral College votes to confirm the presidential victory of Democrat Joe Biden. Now, five people are dead, including a U.S. Capitol Police officer.

Nearly 100 people have been arrested so far for their roles in the attack carried out by thousands of President Donald Trump’s supporters or in unrest surrounding the Capitol that day. Many currently face lesser charges such as unlawful entry, disorderly conduct and defacing public property. Only a few have been accused of more serious crimes such as felony violations of the Riot Act.

“Walker, Texas Ranger,” in which Norris played karate-kicking lawman Cordell Walker, ran on CBS from 1993 to 2001. In 2016, he announced his support for President Donald Trump.

Contributing: Jennifer Borresen, Nick Penzenstadler, Josh Salman and Katie Wedell, USA TODAY; The Associated Press

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