Marjorie Taylor Greene Claims Alex Jones is ‘Politically Persecuted,’ Says ‘Democrats and Liars in The Media’ Should ‘Pay Us Millions’
During the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas, Texas on Friday, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) discussed Infowars owner Alex Jones’s defamation trial, claiming that he is being unfairly targeted.
Earlier this week, Jones was ordered to pay $4.1 million in compensatory damages to the parents of a boy murdered in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The court had already found Jones liable for defamation in a default judgment last year. The punitive damages phase of Jones’s trial began on Friday.
Following the judgment ordering Jones to pay $4.1 million in damages, the Infowars owner begged his followers to purchase his products in order to help him financially. Jones claimed that Infowars is facing “bankruptcy right now.”
“We’re maxed out,” he said in an appeal to his platform.
At CPAC, Greene argued that although Jones has “said some things,” he is being “politically persecuted” and “being forced to pay out millions and millions of dollars.”
“No one agrees with what he said,” continued the congresswoman, “but what we’re tired of is the political persecution.”
Greene then flipped the script asking when are the “Democrats, the liars in the media, and the people that canceled all of you and me…going to pay us millions of dollars?” she said quizzically to a round of applause from the audience.
The Georgia congresswoman has promoted conspiracy theories like Jones in the past, including making similar baseless claims about the Las Vegas shooting being a false flag event.
The Infowars founder has supported Greene in the past, telling her just last month that she should run for president in 2024. The congresswoman hinted that it is something she is potentially considering as Jones argued that she is “smarter” than former President Donald Trump.
Just this week, Greene attended the controversial Saudi-backed LIV golf tournament–hosted at Trump’s club in New Jersey–where she was met with crowd chants saying “MTG for VP.” The congresswoman delighted in the attention claiming she was “amazed,” by the support.
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