Trump ally Alex Jones targets Schiff in anti-gay tirade

Radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, an ally of President Trump who operates the InfoWars media outlet, went on an expletive-laden anti-gay tirade last week against Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffObama, Bush veterans dismiss Trump-Putin interpreter subpoena Hillicon Valley: Officials pressed on Russian interference at security forum | FCC accuses Sinclair of deception | Microsoft reveals Russia tried to hack three 2018 candidates | Trump backs Google in fight with EU | Comcast gives up on Fox bid Top intel chief: I don't know what Trump, Putin discussed in meeting MORE (D-Calif.), the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee that is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

The liberal media watchdog group Media Matters for America publicized the March 30 video, which also features conservative political operative and longtime Trump confidante Roger Stone.

In the rant, Jones uses anti-gay slurs to attack Schiff, who has been one of the most prominent backers of an investigation into connections between Trump and Russia.

“I’m not against gay people,” Jones says in the video. “I love them. They’re great folks. But Schiff looks like the archetypal c---sucker 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.

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“I want to tell Congressman Schiff and all the rest of them, Hey listen asshole … listen you son of a bitch, what the f--- is your problem? You want to sit here and say that I’m a goddamn f---ing Russian. You get in my face with that I’ll beat your goddamn ass, you son of a bitch. You piece of shit. You f---ing goddamn f---er. Listen f--- head, you have f---ing crossed a line. Get that through your goddamn f---ing head. Stop pushing your shit. You’re the people that have f---ed 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 f---ing fighting words.

“He’s sucking globalist d---,” Jones concludes.

Schiff’s office declined to comment.

Stone, who has offered to testify to the House and Senate Intelligence committees about his contacts with a Russian hacker, also used a slang expletive to describe Schiff, Senate Intelligence Committee ranking member Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerSenate panel advances Trump IRS nominee Bipartisan bill would bring needed funds to deteriorating National Park Service infrastructure Senate Dems press for info on any deals from Trump-Putin meeting MORE (D-Va.) and Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainObama, Bush veterans dismiss Trump-Putin interpreter subpoena Controversial Trump judicial nominee withdraws Trump vows to hold second meeting with Putin MORE (R-Az.), who has called for an independent investigation into Russia.

“Let me tell you something, Alex, these guys are p---ies. They talk a tough game,” Stone said.

Jones is in known for peddling conspiracy theories on his radio show and InfoWars website, where he has pushed the “pizzagate” conspiracy theory about 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBernie Sanders: Trump 'so tough' on child separations but not on Putin Anti-Trump protests outside White House continue into fifth night Opera singers perform outside White House during fourth day of protests MORE, claimed the U.S. was behind the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and questioned whether the government faked the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting using actors.

Trump has attracted criticism for treating Jones like a reputable media figure.

During the GOP presidential primary, Trump sat for a half-hour interview with him and promised his listeners: “I will not let you down. You will be very, very impressed, I hope, and I think we’ll be speaking a lot.”

Clinton later cut those remarks into a campaign advertisement.

Jones has said Trump called him shortly after winning the White House to express gratitude.