You may have heard that Senator Marco Rubio of Florida and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones of Info Wars got into cat fight on Capitol Hill this week, and the whole thing was caught on tape.
It all started when Rubio called Jones a “dumbass” after Jones interrupted him during a press conference yesterday afternoon.
Jones reached out and put his hand on Rubio’s shoulder as he was talking to reporters. Rubio looked over at him and said, “Hey, don’t touch me again, man. I’m asking you not to touch me.”
“Well, I just patted you nicely,” Jones replied.
“Well, I don’t want to be touched,” Rubio said. “I don’t know who you are.”
That’s when Jones asked if he was going to be arrested, to which the 47-year-old junior senator responded: “You’re not going to get arrested, man. You’re not going to get arrested. I’ll take care of you myself.”
— CNBC (@CNBC) September 5, 2018
Things quickly escalated from there.
When Jones asked Rubio if he was going to beat him up, Rubio replied: “I didn’t say that” before turning away to face reporters again.
“You’re not going to silence me!” Jones shouted. “You’re not gonna silence America! You are a little gangster thug! Rubio just threatened to physically take care of me!”
Things got even weirder as Rubio walked off and Jones taunted: “Look at this little frat boy, he’s so cool! Go back to your bathhouse! There goes Rubio, little punk!”
Jones was likely referring to old rumors that Rubio used to party at gay bars before entering politics.
During the 2016 Republican presidential primaries, photos surfaced online purporting to be Rubio dancing at a foam party in Miami in the late ’90s/early ’00s.
After yesterday’s standoff between Jones and Rubio on Capitol Hill, Jones took to Twitter to further bash the senator, calling him “clueless” and “dumb” and suggesting he supported censorship of conservatives on social media.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) was either clueless or just playing dumb about Big Tech censorship of conservatives, neither of which reflects well on a Republican senator.
— Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) September 5, 2018
Meanwhile, the rest of Twitter had their own responses to the kerfuffle…
Marco Rubio just threatened to beat up Alex Jones. Welcome to 2018.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) September 5, 2018
Alex Jones and Marco Rubio arguing outside of Senate hearing pic.twitter.com/wU94CquKWR
— AOK – Funny Videos Every Tues (@ThisisAOK) September 5, 2018
we are all this reporter watching alex jones heckle marco rubio pic.twitter.com/mN7XXft621
— marisa kabas (@MarisaKabas) September 5, 2018
Marco Rubio and Alex Jones almost got in a fight today. Why is he even allowed in a Senate hallway? He’s a slimy conman who doesn’t give a shit about dead kids. Wait, which one am I describing again? I forgot.
— God ? (@TheGoodGodAbove) September 5, 2018
Alex Jones and Marco Rubio didn’t actually fight. It was a hoax and they’re just crisis actors.
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) September 5, 2018
Alex Jones has performed many disturbing stunts, but making me sympathetic to Marco Rubio is one of his worst.pic.twitter.com/npEFR0t4My
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) September 5, 2018
Marco Rubio fist fighting Alex Jones is the only way 2018 can end.
— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) September 5, 2018
A fight between Marco Rubio and Alex Jones is sorta like a battle between gonorrhea and syphilis. Regardless of which prevails, you're gonna be left with a revolting stench, physical discomfort, and conversations that are ungodly awkward.
— ?Aiden Wolfe (@AidenWolfe) September 5, 2018
Wow. It's not easy to make Marco Rubio look like the decent, thoughtful guy in any scenario…congrats, Alex Jones! Calling him a "little gangster thug" is comedy gold. pic.twitter.com/tG1p9HLRdP
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) September 5, 2018
Alex Jones and Marco Rubio fight outside Senate hearing.
Pamela Anderson contacts Kanye West to help Julian Assange.
Kim Kardashian meets in Oval Office to discuss prison reform.
Azealia Banks says that Elon Musk was tweeting on acid.
THESE ARE ALL REAL 2018 HEADLINES.
— JRehling (@JRehling) September 5, 2018