Alex Jones has been permanently banned from Twitter

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

Marco Rubio calls Alex Jones a 'clown' during heated exchange on Capitol Hill

"I was just patting you nicely", Jones responded. "Thank God Trump is".

It's a topic of particular interest to Alex Jones, who has been removed from multiple platforms for posts and videos attacking LGBT people, Muslims, immigrants, and other groups. "You're going to beat me up?"

Rubio continued, "I just don't know who you are, man".

Alex Jones is an indecent con man who spread conspiracy theories like Pizzagate that endangered live and inflicted more pain on families of fallen kids though his defamation of Sandy Hook families - which he's being sued for.

At one point during their back and forth, Mr. Jones touches the Florida senator and security intervened.

The senator attempted to ignore Jones, telling him he didn't know who he was and calling him a "dumbass". The well-known conspiracy theorist was recently banned on platforms including Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.

"Don't touch me, man".

The company made its decision a day after Jones accosted a CNN reporter, Oliver Darcy, on Capitol Hill, and livestreamed the encounter through Periscope, which Twitter owns.

"You are literally like a little gangster thug", he said. "There goes Rubio, the little punk". "I'm asking you not to touch me", Rubio said, according to The Daily Caller. "I don't really go on your website".

Jones was in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to attend a Senate hearing on the weaponization of social media in elections.

Other tech companies have also put a temporary block on Jones' accounts, including Facebook. He livestreamed a news conference on his Twitter account, which has been restored after a weeklong suspension last month.

Rubio eventually ended the gaggle to return to committee, leaving the reporters to "talk to this clown". Twitter previously had suspended Jones for a week after he broke site rules against violent threats.

Neither Jones nor Infowars actually earned a mention inside the Senate's hearing room, as lawmakers debated how to combat the influence of foreign powers like Russian Federation to influence the American political process.

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