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.”

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.

Meanwhile, the rest of Twitter had their own responses to the kerfuffle…

https://twitter.com/PalmerReport/status/1037388735955054592

https://twitter.com/BettyBowers/status/1037402411235766272

https://twitter.com/SonnyBunch/status/1037368582357884929

https://twitter.com/girlsreallyrule/status/1037411402229735426

https://twitter.com/JRehling/status/1037431117203177473

Don't forget to share:

Help make sure LGBTQ+ stories are being told...

We can't rely on mainstream media to tell our stories. That's why we don't lock Queerty articles behind a paywall. Will you support our mission with a contribution today?

Cancel anytime · Proudly LGBTQ+ owned and operated