Marco Rubio to InfoWars' Alex Jones, 'Don't touch me again, man'

Marco Rubio Calls Alex Jones a Clown: ‘Don’t Touch Me Again!’

Rightwing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has clashed with Republican Senator Marco Rubio after a United States congressional hearing on social media and elections.

US Senator Marco Rubio at the Reuters Health Summit 2014 in Washington, US, April 1, 2014, and Alex Jones from Infowars.com at a rally in Cleveland, Ohio, US, July 18, 2016. Before the hearing began, Jones and his followers surrounded Oliver Darcy, a reporter at CNN who has covered InfoWars and Twitter.

"Hey, don't touch me again, man".

Rubio eventually acknowledged him again, laughing he had a "heckler at a press gaggle", while again saying he didn't know who Jones was or about his website.

After Jones protested, Rubio said, "I don't want to be touched". Jones asked. "I didn't say that", Rubio replied.

Alex Jones has sent his last tweet.

Jones proceeded to call the Cuban American politician "a little gangster thug".

Tech stocks tumble, as Facebook and Twitter grilled on U.S. election meddling
Many members of Congress fault social media platforms for failing to combat foreign efforts to influence us politics. In testimony released before that hearing, Dorsey denied that Twitter uses political ideology to make decisions.

As Rubio was speaking to the media about foreign interference in USA elections, Jones continuously pestered the senator with forceful questions, according to video of the encounter. As you'll see, Jones starts out in his usual worked up state but he becomes belligerent when Rubio claims not to know who he is. Jones has harassed the parents of victims of the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre, accusing them of being actors playing a part in a mass shooting hoax.

Jones interrupted Rubio while the senator was taking questions from reporters after a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on social media. At one point, Rubio told him to stop touching him after Jones patted him. "Rubio just threatened to physically take care of me". "So, we [are] going to get crazier people".

The incident occurred the same day that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testified before a congressional hearing.

A spokesperson for Rubio's office said the video speaks for itself. Jones' show has been banned on a number of platforms.

Shot back Jones, "Go back to your bathhouse".

As the interview wraps up, Rubio tells the assembled throng of reporters, "You guys can talk to this clown".

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