Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) and InfoWars founder Alex Jones engaged in an awkward exchange Wednesday outside a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, including Rubio saying, “Don’t touch me, man” after Jones touched his shoulder.
For nearly five minutes as Rubio answered questions from Hill.TV and other reporters, Jones taunted Rubio outside a hearing where Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg offered testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
“Who is this clown,” Rubio asked, “a heckler at a press gaggle?”
Jones made fun of Rubio's answers and at one point touched the senator's shoulder.
“Don't touch me man,” Rubio warned as a member of his Capitol Hill police detail stepped in to shield the senator.
After assuring Jones he wouldn’t be arrested, Rubio told the radio host, “I can take care of myself.”
“Marco Rubio just threatened to beat me up,” Jones told a camera trailing him around on Capitol Hill.
“I didn't say that,” Rubio said before wrapping up an answer to a reporter question and excusing himself from the situation.