Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones taunted Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) outside a hearing room, Wednesday. Rubio told Jones not to touch him while Jones called the Senator a “little punk” and “frat boy.” (Sept. 5)
WASHINGTON – An interview with Sen. Marco Rubio outside a hearing focused on social media devolved into schoolyard taunts Wednesday when far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones repeatedly interrupted the Florida Republican and patted him on the shoulder.
“Don’t touch me again, man,” Rubio told Jones, who runs the conspiracy site Infowars.”I’m asking you not to touch me again.”
“I was just patting you nicely,” Jones responded. “What, you want me to get arrested?”
Rubio fired back: “You’re not going to get arrested. I’ll take care of you myself.”
Radio host Alex Jones showed up before a Senate hearing on social media to blast the Democratic party, the leading tech companies and others, claiming they are working together to silence conservative voices ahead of the midterm elections. (Sept. 5)
Video of the exchange was captured by several news cameras, including NBC, and was widely shared on social media. Before the exchange, Jones was heard repeatedly interrupting Rubio’s answers to reporters’ questions.
Jones attended a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing focused on whether Facebook and Twitter have done enough to counter the influence of foreign actors on their websites, including Russia, who are attempting to influence U.S. elections. The tech execs also faced questions about whether the companies are attempting to silence conservative voices on their platforms.
Jones has complained that Facebook and other sites have banned his content. Jones attempted to confront Dorsey after the hearing, according to reports on social media.
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