NEW YORK, N.Y.– Chelsea Clinton took has taken to social media to criticize Megyn Kelly over her decision to interview “Sandy Hook truther” Alex Jones.
Jones, who has been a long time critic of the government’s official story on what occurred during the incident at Sandy Hook on December 2012, sat down with Kelly last week for a “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” interview that is scheduled to air next Sunday.
In a series of tweets, Clinton claimed it was a “horrible thing” for Kelly to “give a platform to a Sandy Hook truther,” and discouraged Kelly’s viewers from watching the upcoming interview.
“There is no justification for amplifying lies (or a liar), particularly about unimaginable tragedy. I hope no parent, no person watches this,” Clinton tweeted late Sunday.
The event at Sandy Hook, in which government officials claim 20 children and six adults were shot to death by 20 year old Adam Lanza, was used by the Obama administration as justification to bring forth a slew of executive orders enacting strict gun control measures.
Chelsea’s mother, Hillary Clinton, who served as Secretary of State during the Obama administration, vowed during her failed 2016 presidential campaign to fight “the gun industry” and limit, if not overturn, the Second Amendment.
Supporters of the government’s official story took to Twitter to back Clinton in her criticism of Kelly.
“Alex Jones says 20 dead kids at Sandy Hook were actors. @NBC and @megynkelly to give him a platform on FATHER’S DAY,” wrote one Twitter user.
Nelba Márquez-Greene , a mother of one of the children said to have been killed at Sandy Hook, posted a picture of her daughter and wrote (https://twitter.com/Nelba_MG/status/874085384665403392), “Here you go @megynkelly – her name is Ana Grace Márquez-Greene. Say her name- stare at this & tell me it’s worth it.”
“I never imagined losing a child to gun violence and being involved in something like this,” Green wrote at Kelly in another tweet. “By making this choice, you grieve our hearts and the memory of our child. You have a powerful platform. I encourage you to ‘shine light’ on affirming the losses suffered here — NOT on a person who mocks those losses.”
Although Kelly has not commented publicly on the outcome of her interview other than to defend it, Jones’ recent comments would seem to indicate the interview did not go well.
Shortly after wrapping his interview with Kelly at his InfoWars studio in Austin, Texas, Jones attacked the former Fox News show host as “fake news” and an “unattractive psychopath”.