Alex Jones Court Outburst Sums Up Why Sandy Hook Conspiracy Took Root

Far-right conspiracy InfoWars host Alex Jones has revealed why he thinks people latched on to Sandy Hook conspiracy theories during an outburst in court.

Jones appeared in a Connecticut courtroom on Thursday for a trial in which plaintiffs are suing him for damages following his claims the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax.

A jury will consider how much Jones owes in damages to the families of eight Sandy Hook Elementary school victims.

The families said that Jones' conspiracy theories about the shooting being a fake caused them psychological harm.

A clip of Jones' outburst has gone viral on Twitter and has been viewed more than 560,000 times.

Jones said the conspiracy theory became popular due to the right not enjoying being blamed for the shooting.

He also refused to apologize again for his suggestions that the shooting was a hoax.

"A wild scene at the end of the Alex Jones trial today when Alex turned into Col. Jessup, talking about liberals loving to kill Iraqis, then: "I legitimately thought Sandy Hook might have been staged, and I stand by that and don't apologize for it," Commentator Ron Filipkowski wrote as a caption as he shared the video.

"Just like those Iraqis you liberals killed and love, you are unbelievable, you switch on and off emotions when you want, you are just ambulance chasing," Jones said to the courtroom in his outburst.

Jones was then reminded by the prosecution that the courtroom was filled with people who had lost loved ones during the shooting and that he should show more respect.

He hit back: "Is this a struggle session, is this China?"

"I have already said sorry hundred times and I am done saying sorry, I didn't pregenerate this, I wasn't the first person to say it.

"American gun owners didn't like being blamed for this, as the left did, so we rejected it mentally and said it must not be true.

"But I legitimately thought it might have been staged and I stand by that and I don't apologize for it.

"I have already apologized to the parents over and over again, I won't apologize to you, won't apologize to you."

In August, a Texas jury ordered Jones to pay $49.3 million to the parents of 6-year-old Jesse Lewis, one of 26 students and teachers killed in the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Jones' lawyer has said an appeal is planned.

The Connecticut case has the potential for a larger award because it involves three lawsuits—which have been consolidated—that were filed by 15 plaintiffs, including the relatives of eight of the victims and a former FBI agent who responded to the school shooting.

Newsweek has contacted Jones for comment.

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InfoWars founder Alex Jones speaks to the media outside Waterbury Superior Court during his trial on September 21, 2022 in Waterbury, Connecticut. Alex Jones has given his reasoning for why the incorrect theory that Sandy Hook was fake was latched on to. Joe Buglewicz/Getty