On Wednesday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Alex Jones got into a heated confrontation outside a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, with Rubio threatening to take care of Jones after the Infowars host touched his shoulder.
When Jones reached out to touch Rubio’s shoulder, the senator glared at Jones, warning him not to touch him again in front of a gaggle of reporters with cameras and notebooks.
“You’re not gonna get arrested man,” Rubio said after Jones said he had only “patted you nicely.”
“I’ll handle it myself,” Rubio said.
Jones then accused Rubio of threatening to beat him up.
“Marco Rubio just threatened to beat me up,” Jones told a camera trailing him around on Capitol Hill.
“I didn’t say that,” Rubio said.
“Oh, he’ll beat me up,” Jones said mockingly. “Oh he’s so mad. You’re not going to silence me. You’re not going to silence America.”
Jones, who previously mocked Rubio’s chuckle and called him a frat boy, then offered another insult as Rubio aides watched him intently.
“You are literally like a little gangster thug,” Jones said.
Jones was at the hearing to draw attention to his site being banned from social media networks.
At times, Rubio sought to laugh off Jones’s antics, smiling and laughing at him before Jones touched his shoulder.
Rubio repeatedly suggested he had no idea who Jones was, something that seemed unlikely given the attention given to Jones and Infowars in the weeks ahead of the hearing.
“I don’t know who you are man,” Rubio said at one point to the conspiracy theorist, who has falsely stated that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax.
That led Jones to boast about his site’s visitors and followers.
“Infowars.com is bigger than ever,” Jones said.
As Rubio left the reporters, he invited them to hang around and “talk to this clown,” referring to Jones.
“Huh, huh, huh huh. Look at this little frat boy. So cool,” Jones said as Rubio walked off.
Jones then made a gay slur toward Rubio.
“Go back to the bathhouse. Compromise in the bathhouses. There goes Rubio. Little punk,” Jones said.
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