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  • Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene congratulated Alex Jones after his Sandy Hook libel lawsuit ended.

  • She is one of the few MAGA influencers who supported Jones throughout the trial.

  • On Thursday, Jones was ordered to pay $4.1 million for his false claims that the shooting was fake.

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has tweeted praise for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones after her trial for defaming the parents of a child killed in the Sandy Hook shooting.

The Georgia Republican, who like Jones has built a large following by pushing far-right conspiracy theories, praised a remark Jones made during his trial about convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Asked by a prosecutor during the trial about his promotion of baseless QAnon-style conspiracy theories about political elites running child trafficking rings, Jones mentioned Epstein’s ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Although former President Bill Clinton associated with Epstein prior to Epstein’s 2008 conviction for procuring a child for prostitution, there is no evidence to support claims that Clinton was aware of the crimes of Epstein or had participated in them.

Greene said of Jones’ remark on Thursday, “I’m going to text my friend Alex Jones how proud I, along with countless millions of people, are of him for this response.”

Both Jones and Greene are staunch allies of former President Donald Trump, who was also associated with Epstein.

Other far-right figures have remained relatively silent on Jones’ trial.

On Thursday, Jones was ordered to pay $4.1 million to the parents of the Sandy Hook victim for repeating false claims that the mass shooting was a hoax.

During the trial, the parents described the threats and abuse they received after Jones repeatedly falsely claimed on his Infowars show that the 2012 shooting was faked as part of a government conspiracy .

Jones has supported Greene since she launched her political career in 2020, repeatedly welcoming her to her show and praising her profusely. In July, he suggested that she run for president.

Like Jones, Greene peddled conspiracy theories falsely claiming the mass shootings were hoaxes, and once confronted and harassed David Hogg, a survivor of the 2018 Parkland High School mass shooting.

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