NBC’s Megyn Kelly kicked off her newest show, “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly,” only a few weeks ago. So far, interviewees have included big, controversial names like Russian President Vladimir Putin.
But many expressed disappointment in her upcoming interview with Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones:
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) June 11, 2017
Jones is has made quite the name for himself regarding his conspiracy theories, the most well-known of which is his suggestion that the deadly 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn., was a hoax.
Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton blasted the decision on Twitter by accusing Kelly of “amplifying lies:”
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
Clinton even retweeted a tweet by Nelba Márquez-Greene, a mother who lost her daughter, Ana, in the Sandy Hook incident:
— Nelba Márquez-Greene, LMFT (@Nelba_MG) June 12, 2017
Kelly’s interview with Jones will air on June 18 at NBC.