Far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, being investigated for his role in last year’s rebellion, is now claiming he is the hero for trying to stop it.
Jones said at his InfoWars event on Monday, “It’s a bizarre feeling to know you didn’t do anything wrong, to know you didn’t have a motive and Knowing that you tried to stop.” “And frankly, I’m not asking for a medal, but everyone else just stood there. And then a thousand undercover FBI agents and hostage rescuers, on the record, sat there while I tried to stop what was happening. Tried.
He added: “It really infuriates me.”
Jones, a key promoter of former President Donald Trump’s rigged election lies, reportedly last month offered to speak to the House committee investigating the rebellion in exchange for immunity.
As The Wall Street Journal reports, Jones donated at least $50,000 and helped fundraise for more for the rally that preceded the storming of the US Capitol last year. He also addressed the gathering.
“We need to understand that we are under attack,” Jones said at the time, “and we need to understand that this is a 21st century war and going down to a war footing.”
Jones used a bullhorn to repeatedly shout “1776” on January 6 – the year of the American Revolution – which has been identified as code for calls for violence.
The night before the rally, Jones gave a speech to Trump supporters, urging him to fight against “globalists.”
“We have only started our fight against their atrocities. They have tried to steal this election in front of everyone. And as I told them 20 years ago, I’ll tell them again: I don’t know how it’s all going to end, but if they want to fight, it’s better if they believe they have one.
Jones was recently found liable for defamation after repeatedly claiming that the 2012 shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut as part of an anti-gun stunt threatened There was a hoax done by the actors. Jones’ comments prompted death threats against the families of the victims.
He now believes that the massacre took place.
Jones is a millionaire, he also claims that his businesses have gone bankrupt. A lawyer for the plaintiffs described Jones’ move as a “sinister” tactic to avoid paying damages.