Infowars host Alex Jones threatens Adam Schiff: "I’ll beat your goddamn ass"

Jones says he's "not against gay people" prior issuing homophobic slur of intelligence committee's ranking Democrat

Published April 4, 2017 7:36PM (EDT)


Rep. Adam Schiff of California is the ranking Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee and a strong critic of President Donald Trump's alleged connections to Russia.

That apparently was enough to cause Infowars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to launch into a homophobic tirade in a March 30 video against the congressman (who is married to a woman, Eve Schiff).

After prefacing his rant by insisting he's "not against gay people," Jones denounced Schiff, saying that he "looks like the archetypal cocksucker with those little deer-in-the-headlight eyes and all his stuff. And there’s something about this fairy, hopping around, bossing everybody around, trying to intimidate people like me and you."

Then Jones claimed that Schiff had accused him of working with Russians. (The FBI has said it is investigating whether right-wing sites like Breitbart and Jones' Infowars played a role in the Russian cyber-operation.) In keeping with an earlier comment by Republican political operative Roger Stone criticizing the high-ranking Democratic on the House Intelligence Committee and calling its members "pussies," Jones declared, "you get in my face with that I’ll beat your goddamn ass, you son of a bitch."

Jones concluded his rant by saying, "You’re the people that have fucked this country over and gang-raped the shit out of it and lost an election. So stop shooting your mouth off claiming I’m the enemy. You got that you goddamn son of a bitch? Fill your hands. I’m sorry, but I’m done. You start calling me a foreign agent, those are fucking fighting words. He’s sucking globalist dick."

Trump has appeared on Jones' show in the past and effusively praised him, at one point even saying, "Your reputation is amazing. I will not let you down."

By Matthew Rozsa

Matthew Rozsa is a professional writer whose work has appeared in multiple national media outlets since 2012 and exclusively at Salon since 2016. He specializes in covering science and history, and is particularly passionate about climate change, animal science, disability rights, plastic pollution and a wide range of political issues. He has interviewed many prominent figures (reflecting his diverse interests) including President Jimmy Carter (1977-1981), Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak (1999-2001), animal scientist and autism activist Temple Grandin, inventor Ernő Rubik, epidemiologist Monica Gandhi, theoretical cosmologist Janna Levin, mRNA vaccine pioneer Katalin Karikó, philosopher of science Vinciane Despret, actor George Takei ("Star Trek"), Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Lieberman (2000), Ambassador Michael McFaul (2012-2014), economist Richard Wolff, director Kevin Greutert ("Saw VI"), model Liskula Cohen, actor Rodger Bumpass ("SpongeBob Squarepants"), Senator John Hickenlooper (2021-present), American Public Health Association Executive Director Georges Benjamin (2002-present), comedian Bill Burr ("F Is for Family"), comedian David Cross ("Scary Movie 2") and right-wing insurrectionist Roger Stone.

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