Alex Jones claims he paid for rally that preceded Capitol riot
Alex Jones of Infowars arrives to speak to participants in the MAGA Million March For Trump rally outside the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., on November 14, 2020. - Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin-based conspiracy theorist Alex Jones claimed his company paid for the rally that preceded the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Jones explained his role in a video posted a day after unprecedented violence at the Capitol when a pro-Trump mob stormed the building to disrupt proceedings to formalize the presidential election results. The riot lead to evacuation of lawmakers, more than 50 arrests and five deaths. Supporters had gathered nearby for two days of Trump rallies before a march to the Capitol turned into a riot. Multiple photos from the day show Jones, the foun...