'I shot them myself': Alex Jones has epic meltdown after losing $50M Sandy Hook defamation case
InfoWars host Alex Jones had a meltdown in an interview as he spoke publicly for the first time since he was ordered to pay more than $50 million to the families of the victims in the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting. Jones' interview was with journalist Andrew Callaghan, known for his YouTube series 'All Gas No Brakes' and his current show Channel 5.
Callaghan, known for asking tough questions to his participants at times, questioned Jones, 48, on the school shooting. This was followed by a two-minute rant in which Jones sarcastically claimed he is responsible for the death of 20 children and six staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 in a shooting carried out by 20-year-old Adam Lanza. "Do you feel responsible for what happened to the Sandy Hook families?" the interviewer asked Jones. A visibly frustrated Jones answered, "Yes, I killed the children."
Jones faced a defamation trial after being accused of withholding key evidence in defamation lawsuits brought by the families for spreading lies about the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre. The InfoWars host had previously claimed that there were no messages on his phone about Sandy Hook. However, his lawyers later handed over multiple text messages that he claimed did not exist.
"I went in that school, I pulled a gun out, and I shot every one of them myself. I am guilty - it's true," Jones fumed in the interview. Callaghan tried to move onto a more fruitful topic, but Jones did not seem to want to play along. "Do i feel responsible that someone that played shoot-em-up video games, on a bunch of drugs, went and killed a bunch of kids and then the internet questioned it, and i covered that?" Jones said, referring to the shooter who killed himself because he could he apprehended.
"No, I don't feel responsible - and I don't apologize,' Jones said, before again deferring to, "I killed the kids." Trying to move on, Callaghan attempts to ask another question, saying, "Was there a definition-", but Jones screamed, "No, I killed them!"
"No, you didn't kill them," Callaghan respond flatly, to which Jones replied, "No, I did!" Callaghan again said, "No you didn't." "Everyone said it... I have already admitted it, I killed them!" he went on. "I killed them!" Jones again exclaimed as the camera zoomed in on his reddening face. "I'm the bad guy! I'm the devil!"
So... Alex Jones did an interview with Andrew Callaghan from Channel 5 News on YouTube. From this preview; things went as expected. pic.twitter.com/M3byPCH5Q2— April (@avril4799) September 5, 2022
Continuing his rant, Jones went on to say America should nix the First and Second amendments since they, too, "killed the kids." "The First Amendment killed them, get rid of the Second Amendment, get rid of the First Amendment, they are bad, they killed the kids too," he said. "George Washington killed them, Jesus killed them -we should rename the entire planet Sandy Hook! Everything! There should be holidays."
"We should bow five times a day to New Haven, Connecticut for the kids that died. Every American's to blame, every gun owner's to blame, I am to blame. We are all guilty," he continued. "I killed them," Jones repeated four more times before telling Callaghan he was done talking about the shooting.
The mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School took place n December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut. 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot dead 26 people, 20 of who were children between six and seven years old. The others were adult staff members. Lanza killed himself by shooting himself in the head as first responders arrived at the school.