Chris Murphy on Infowars' White House press credentials: 'I want to throw up'

Chris Murphy on Infowars' White House press credentials: 'I want to throw up'
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Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphySanders: 'We must follow New Zealand's lead' and ban assault weapons The fear of colorectal cancer as a springboard for change Dems shift strategy for securing gun violence research funds MORE (D-Conn.) on Monday blasted the Trump administration after Infowars said it had been given White House press credentials.

"I want to throw up," Murphy tweeted. 

"@POTUS has granted legitimacy to a group that believes Sandy Hook was a hoax carried out by paid actors."

Infowars claimed on Monday it had received the credentials in an "epic blow to the mainstream media's control of the narrative."

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Reporters tweeted that the Infowars reporter appears to have been given a temporary day pass and not a permanent one.

Alex Jones, the host of the radio program "Infowars," has alleged multiple times that the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., that killed 20 children was a hoax.

In April, the Newtown Board of Education wrote a letter to President Trump asking him to speak out against Jones.

Jones in the past has also accused the U.S. government of being involved in the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 and the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.