Alex Jones squares off with Marco Rubio during press conference
Sep 07 2018
When Jones started to talk about getting arrested, Rubio said, "You're not going to get arrested, man. Thank God Trump is".
Jones has a right to free speech, but nothing in the Constitution guarantees him access to privately-owned platforms to spread that speech.
Jones said something inaudible about being "arrested". "He's so mad. You're not going to silence me, you're not going to silence America", Jones replied.
"Hey, don't touch me again, man", Rubio said. From there, Jones describes Rubio as "snake-like" and calls him a "little frat boy".
Jones then called Sen.
The heated exchange escalated as the senator told Jones to "get your hand off me, don't touch me".
Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist, tried to make himself the sideshow - even the center - of a Senate hearing Wednesday on social media and elections.
It made the move after a number of tweets that violated Twitter's abusive behaviour policy, the company said. But when McCarthy did it, the people got to come in and got to confront the committee and say, 'You have no decency.
Last month, Twitter gave Jones a small punishment for his inflammatory behavior on the platform-a one-week suspension that prevented Jones from tweeting or retweeting from his personal account.
Rubio went back to speaking to reporters with an impressive poker face as Jones continually interjected, claiming that "Democrats are raping Republicans".
Jones again bragged about his website's millions of views, and patted Rubio on the shoulder. Jones kept jawing at him until Rubio took the bait, blurting out. Marco Rubio in front of reporters in the Senate halls on Wednesday.
"I know you've got to cover them, but you give these guys way too much attention", Rubio told reporters on Capitol Hill.