& # 39; Do not touch me, man & # 039;: Senator Rubio clashes with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Marco Rubio and right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones face off during the cringe-worthy exchange.

Do not mess with US Senator Marco Rubio.

The Republican senator was talking to reporters on Wednesday in a Senate hallway about the role of social media companies in the elections and the spread and blocking of wrong information, while a man spoke about him and the journalists.

The man was the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who has been the victim of several social media companies for violating the standards of his community, although Senator Rubio said he did not know who he was.

In a video posted online by a journalist, Jones at one point put his hand on Senator Rubio's shoulder.

The Republican senator was talking to reporters in a Senate hall about the role of social media companies in the election when Alex Jones confronted him.

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"Do not touch me again, man, I'm asking you not to touch me again," the Senator said.

After Jones protested, Senator Rubio said, "I do not want to be touched, I do not know you, I do not know who you are."

Jones replied, "Oh, do you want to get arrested?"

Senator Rubio replied: "You are not going to be arrested, man, you are not going to be arrested, I will take care of yourself."

Senator Rubio, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, answered another question from reporters before an assistant announced he needed to leave.

The republican presidential candidate of the United States, Marco Rubio.

The republican presidential candidate of the United States, Marco Rubio.

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Jones, whose false theories include saying that the Sandy Hook 2012 massacre was a hoax, was on Capitol Hill to see an intelligence panel hearing about social networking and politics.

While previously speaking about Senator Rubio, Jones accused the Democrats of "purging" the conservative voices, and the Republicans acted as if this was not happening.

The major technology companies eliminated podcasts and channels from Jones, who founded the Infowars website, saying it broke community standards, and Twitter banned its accounts and Infowars for seven days last month because of a tweet that violated the Twitter rules against the abusive behavior