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 SchiffThe Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — Kavanaugh and his accuser will testify publicly Russia probe accelerates political prospects for House Intel Dems Trump to declassify controversial text messages, documents related to Russia probe 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 WarnerRussia docs order sets Trump on collision with intel community Hillicon Valley: North Korean IT firm hit with sanctions | Zuckerberg says Facebook better prepared for midterms | Big win for privacy advocates in Europe | Bezos launches B fund to help children, homeless Bipartisan trio asks US intelligence to investigate ‘deepfakes’ MORE (D-Va.) and Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainArizona race becomes Senate GOP’s ‘firewall’ Trump administration weakens methane pollution standards for drilling on public lands Another recession could hit US in 2019, says credit union association chief 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 ClintonTrump rallies in Nevada amid Supreme Court flurry: 'We're gonna get Brett' Trump: 'Good news' that Obama is campaigning again Trump boosts Heller, hammers 'Wacky Jacky' opponent in Nevada 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.