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 MurphyOvernight Defense: Iran worries dominate foreign policy talk | Pentagon reportedly to send WH plans for 10K troops in Mideast | Democrats warn Trump may push through Saudi arms sale | Lawmakers blast new Pentagon policy on sharing info Democrats warn Trump may soon push through Saudi arms sale Senate panel rejects requiring Congress sign off before Iran strike 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.