Who is JT Lewis? Why brother of Sandy Hook victim thinks Elon Musk SHOULD allow Alex Jones on Twitter

'Coordinated efforts to censor and ban him off social media only deepens his base,' said JT Lewis to Elon Musk about banning Alex Jones from Twitter

Who is JT Lewis? Why brother of Sandy Hook victim thinks Elon Musk SHOULD allow Alex Jones on Twitter
JT Lewis who lost his younger brother in the Sandy Hook school shooting has requested Elon Musk to reinstate Alex Jones's Twitter account. (Twitter/@thejtlewis, Michael Gonzalez/Getty Images, Sergio Flores/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Elon Musk, once branded as a free-speech absolutist has now denied reinstating Alex Jones's Twitter account who is a right-wing conspiracy theorist and Sandy Hook school-shooting denier. This led to a massive debate online where some supported Musk's decision and some slammed him. However, there was one surprise comment from someone who lost his little brother in the Sandy Hook shooting and that is JT Lewis. He is in favor of bringing back Jones's account.

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When Musk was asked to reinstate Alex Jones, he immediately replied with a "No" and moved on. Jones made remarks regarding the school shooting that were later deemed to be defamatory as he called the shooting a fake. JT Lewis lost his brother Jesse Lewis, 6, a first grader who was a victim of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. However, he tweeted to Musk convincing him to bring Jones back with an explanation that banning him would only give more affirmation. Lewis wrote, "Elon, I lost my brother in Sandy Hook. My family has been harassed by hoaxers for a decade. But you should reinstate Alex Jones. Coordinated efforts to censor and ban him off social media only deepens his base by, in their eyes, substantiating their crazy conspiracy theories!"

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Who is JT Lewis?

Joseph Theodore Lewis is an American school safety advocate, writer, and the founder of 'Newtown Helps Rwanda' which helps raise money for the 1994 Rwandan genocide survivor. The organization, after five years, has raised and donated over $35,000, putting two Rwandans through college, opening poultry and fish farms in Uganda, and much more. He even stood in the 2020 elections for Connecticut state senator for the 28th district but dropped out before the August primaries in order to work on a national campaign. He was given the Courage Award at the 2016 Teen Choice Awards. For his political views, he member of the Republican Party and fully supports former president Donald Trump. 

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Jesse Lewis, 6, was helping nine out of his classmates when he shot and murdered during the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting. (@cathyrusson/Twitter)
Jesse Lewis, 6, was helping nine out of his classmates when he was shot and murdered during the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting. (@cathyrusson/Twitter)

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The 6-year-old Jesse Lewis was one of the 26 victims of the heinous Sandy Hook school shooting. Jesse, along with 19 of his first-grade classmates and six educators, died but he spent the final moments of his life trying to save nine of his classmates. Following his death, his mother Scarlet Lewis founded Choose Love Movement where character development, social and emotional learning (SEL), is taught and children are taught how to manage their emotions, feel connected, and have healthy a relationship.  

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