JT Lewis, brother of slain Sandy Hook victim Jesse Lewis, argued Jones should be brought back because a lifetime ban legitimizes conspiracy theories.

Posted BY: Adan Salazar

The brother of a Sandy Hook victim has weighed in on the Alex Jones Twitter debate, calling on Twitter CEO Elon Musk to reinstate the embattled Infowars founder’s account.

Responding to Musk’s declaration Friday that Jones would not be returning to the platform, JT Lewis, the brother of slain Sandy Hook victim Jesse Lewis, argued Jones should be brought back because his lifetime ban legitimizes his conspiracy theories.

“Elon, I lost my brother in Sandy Hook. My family has been harassed by hoaxers for a decade,” Lewis replied to Musk Friday, adding, “But you should reinstate Alex Jones.”

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Lewis continued: “Coordinated efforts to censor and ban him off social media only deepens his base by, in their eyes, substantiating their crazy conspiracy theories!”

For what it’s worth, Jones never called on listeners or his followers to harass Sandy Hook family members and this was never proven in court.

Lewis’s mother, Scarlett Lewis, sued Jones for defamation in Texas court earlier this year, with a jury awarding her and Jesse Lewis’ father Neil Heslin a whopping $45 million.

JT Lewis has since become a Republican politician who attempted a run for the Connecticut state senate in 2020.

Lewis’ call for Jones’ account restoration comes as scores of Twitter users made similar pleas for Musk to reconsider his decision Friday, prompting Jones’ name to trend on the platform, despite him not having an account.

While Musk on Friday announced the restoration of banned accounts belonging to satire site Babylon Bee, comedian Kathy Griffin and philosopher Jordan Peterson, he has thus far ignored the topic of Jones.

Jones issued responses to Musk’s decision, pleading with the new Twitter boss not to reinstate his account, but to restore free speech on the platform as he promised.