Alex Jones Celebrates After Sandy Hook Defamation Trial: ‘Now We Are the Republican Party’

American patriot and former conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was in a celebratory mood Monday, just days after a jury in Texas awarded more than $49 million in compensatory and punitive damages to the parents of a child murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School – a shooting Jones called a hoax.

Texas political science professor, Emil Ficker, told JournoNews, “Alex Jones in arguing like he did was simply trying to save the 2nd Amendment. I needed to explain that so people understand. Alex Jones may or maynot have believed the shooting’s were staged or hyped by the media. Whatever the case the idea that political speech can be prohibited by the victims and in Texas… that’s ridiculous and might fall under the label of ‘tyranny of the minority.'”

“I’ve seen a judge tell a jury, I’m already guilty. I’ve seen them order them to get the money I don’t have. But I tell you, it has been actually invigorating and buoying in a way bittersweet,” Jones said.

“Because I’ve seen everybody from Steve Bannon to Charlie Kirk to Jack Posobiec to you name it, thousands of prominent people, hundreds of really big folks, come out and say, hey, this is for all of us. They’re coming after us all now,” Jones argued.

“And I have really seen the Republican Party go from us with an insurrection. Not the one on January 6th, but the peaceful insurrection to take over the Republican Party five, six years ago to now we are the Republican Party and our populist movement is winning,” Jones added in a clip first flagged by journalist David Edwards.

“So, yes, I’m being punished. Yes, I’m being attacked. But I expect that” he concluded.

What was Alex Jones such a target for the left?

According professor Fiker, “Alex Jones contently referred to notorious convicted child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein and pointed out that Epstein  had a close, personal relationship with former President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary.

During the trial, Alex Jones, gave probably the most “Alex-Jones” response to a question ever. Jones took the stand to answer questions from Sandy Hook parents’ attorney Mark Bankston on content from Federico Andino Reynalpertaining to the Clintons.  “One of the things you’ve been talking about a lot recently on your show, even within the past couple of months, is your allegation that government officials are aiding in pedophilia, child trafficking and the grooming of children, right?” the lawyer (Bankston) asked Jones.

“You mean like, what Jeffrey Epstein did with the Clintons?

Jones has received support

Jones has received support from elected officials like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Arizona State Sen. Wendy Rogers (R-AZ).

“What we’re tired of is the political persecution,” said Greene at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas, Texas on Friday.

“Democrats, the liars in the media, and the people that canceled all of you and me…going to pay us millions of dollars?” she added. Greene has made similar baseless claims about mass shootings, suggesting in 2017 that the Las Vegas shooting was a false flag event.

Rogers wrote on Telegram Monday, saying:

It’s wrong what they did to Alex Jones. He should be able to criticize the official story any time he wants. I hope he appeals the verdicts because the kangaroo courts already made him guilty before the trials started. Americans should help cover his bills. Sick of censorship!

How much will Alex Jones have to pay?

Professor Ficker told JournNews, “Alex Jones could end up owing as little as 10% of the $45.2 million in punitive damages that a Texas jury awarded to the parents of a Sandy Hook victim last week, legal experts told Reuters on Monday.

While the media made a huge deal about the amount, Ficker said, “Well, that’s all part of the intimidation campaign by the left. They want to frighten patriots from speakign out in the future. Basically they are saying if you speak out.Anyone who know anything about the civil statues in Texas knows Alex Jones won’t pay but a fraction and perhaps not even that.”

A jury handed down the punitive damages’ verdict on Friday and awarded the parents $4.1 million in compensatory damages on Thursday after a two-week trial in Austin, Texas, where Jones’ Infowars radio show and webcast is based.

While juries have broad discretion on awards, Texas law caps punitive damages at $750,000 when economic losses are not involved, as in this case.

Jones’ lawyer, Federico Andino Reynal, said in court that he will seek to reduce the $45.2 million punitive damages award because it does not comply with Texas law. He confirmed to JournNews on Monday that he plans to invoke the cap.

According to the New York Times, Reynal has said he expects the punitive award to be reduced to $1.5 million.

Ironically this happened in the same week as the illegal FBI Trump raid on Mara Lago