The mother of a woman gunned down in a Colorado movie theater had harsh words for right-wing provocateur Alex Jones on Wednesday after a gunman opened fire on a Congressional baseball practice.
Jones is known for his insistence that “the left” and “global elites” are staging mass shootings in order to make it easy for the U.S. government to confiscate people’s firearms. He called the brutal massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut a “false flag” operation and insisted that the people involved were “crisis actors” hired by the government.
On Wednesday, Sandy Phillips — whose 24-year-old daughter Jessica Ghawi was shot and killed in the 2012 movie theater shooting in Aurora, CO — tweeted at Jones, “Hey @RealAlexJones…is this a false flag shooting, too. What do you think @megynkelly & @nbc? Maybe those shot are paid actors#NRAexposed.”
— Sandy Phillips (@MamaRedfield) June 14, 2017
Jones regularly disseminates misinformation and conspiracy theories from his InfoWars.com website and daily radio broadcasts. A Megyn Kelly interview with the Texas-based Jones is set to air on Sunday, but Kelly and NBC have drawn fire for featuring a man who has caused so much suffering for the families of mass shooting victims.
Nelba Marquez-Greene — the mother of one of the children murdered at Sandy Hook — said on Twitter that NBC is making a grave mistake by giving Jones more air time.
“By making this choice, you grieve our hearts and the memory of our child,” she wrote. “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…. Evil doesn’t need another platform.”