On Wednesday, Connecticut officials and families of the victims praised a jury's earlier decision that InfoWars' Alex Jones should pay $965 million to people hurt by his false claim
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut) wrote on Twitter, "The Sandy Hook families deserve every dollar that Alex Jones will give them." "But let's be clear: there is a whole ecosystem of hate and conspiracy
No amount of money will ever bring back the beautiful lives lost on that terrible day, but this decision is long-awaited resounding justice," Blumenthal said in a tweet.
The verdict is the second big judgment against the host of InfoWars. This far-right outlet spreads conspiracy theories and false information because he kept spreading the lie
that the 2012 massacre never happened and that the crying families shown in the news were actors hired as part of a plan to take away people's guns.
Gov. Ned Lamont of Connecticut said on Twitter that no one should ever have to go through the kind of harassment and persecution that Alex Jones caused,
It was in a lawsuit filed by the families of five children, three teachers, and an FBI agent who was one of the first people to get to the mass shooting scene. In August, a Texas jury gave nearly $50 million
"There will be more Alex Jones in this world, but what they learned here today is that they will absolutely be held accountable." Lafferty said that the verdict was one of many times