“There is no justification for amplifying lies (or a liar),” the former first daughter tweeted about the Kelly interview with Jones, who has questioned whether the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School really happened.
“Particularly about unimaginable tragedy. I hope no parent, no person watches this,” Clinton tweeted.
There is no justification for amplifying lies (or a liar), particularly about unimaginable tragedy. I hope no parent, no person watches this https://t.co/nSt1MGGM2U— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) June 12, 2017
Kelly, a former Fox News host, has already taped the interview with Jones that will air next week on “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly,” a new program that debuted on June 4.
Nelba Márquez-Greene's daughter, Ana Grace, was one of 20 children aged six or seven who were killed in the 2012 shooting by 20-year-old Adam Lanza, who committed suicide at the scene. Márquez-Greene scolded Kelly after the host said the exchange with Jones was “riveting” in a tweet to her 2.35 million followers.
“I promise you it's not riveting,” Marquez-Greene wrote in a tweet retweeted by Chelsea Clinton. “How would you feel if someone shot your kids, some fool said it wasn't true- and I gave him a show?”
I promise you it's not riveting. How you you feel if someone shot your kids, some fool said it wasn't true- and I gave him a show? https://t.co/xma9Z30IjW— Nelba Márquez-Greene (@Nelba_MG) June 12, 2017
“I never imagined losing a child to gun violence and being involved in something like this,” she wrote at Kelly in another tweet. “By making this choice, you grieve our hearts and the memory of our child. You have a powerful platform. I encourage you to 'shine light' on affirming the losses suffered here — NOT on a person who mocks those losses.”
Jones, a host on InfoWars.com and a founder of the site, once alleged that the parents of the 20 slain children were actors.
The interview will air on Father’s Day.