Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones hosted GOP congressional candidate Omar Navarro on his show and used the segment to make vile comments about the incumbent he’s challenging, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), including saying, “I think she’s hot. I’m into necrophilia.”
Navarro, a traffic commissioner for Torrance, CA, is a declared candidate for the 2018 race for California’s 43rd congressional district, which is currently represented by Waters. Navarro was also the GOP challenger to Waters in the 2016 congressional elections.
Jones leveled numerous insults against Waters during Navarro’s appearance including calling her a “gangster,” “one of the most deadly swamp creatures ever seen,” “a flailing octopus creature,” and a “literal mummy they drug out of some type of frozen animation.” He claimed Waters’ “wig identifies as a millennial,” and said, “I think she’s hot. I’m into necrophilia.” (Seconds after Jones’ “necrophilia” comment, Navarro invited Jones and his co-host Owen Shroyer to visit him in California.)
While Navarro was on the program, Jones also attacked House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), saying, “She’s injecting growth hormone with a turkey baster. She’s got like a body of an 18-year-old. You can tell she’s got this shriveled brain.” Jones also used anti-LGBT slurs when talking about comedian Kathy Griffin, who caused controversy by releasing a distasteful image depicting her holding President Donald Trump’s severed head. Jones said, “Kathy Griffin. I’m not against trannies, but literally this woman looks like a tranny. ... Pretty hot tranny actually.”
During the appearance, Jones also pantomimed having a seizure before asking Navarro about Hillary Clinton. (During the campaign, Jones and his outlet Infowars pushed conspiracy theories about Clinton’s health.)
Beyond his attacks on Waters and others, Jones used the appearance to hype Navarro’s candidacy, saying, “Tell folks about your websites, your Twitter, your Facebook, how we support you. A real winner,” asking Navarro to tell listeners how to “help you win 100 percent,” and calling him “a patriot” and “the type of guy we need to put in Congress.” Navarro pitched his candidacy, read out the web addresses of his social media accounts, asked people to volunteer and give money, and told listeners, “If people really want to take a jab at Maxine Waters and everything she’s saying against President Trump, donate to my campaign.”
Jones has pushed many noxious conspiracy theories, including about tragedies such as the 9/11 attacks, Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Boston Marathon bombing, and Oklahoma City bombing. A staunch supporter of Trump’s candidacy, Jones has said that he has communicated with the president and offered him advice. Recently, Jones caused outrage after criticizing the “liberal trendies” who were victims of the Manchester, England, suicide bombing, saying the victims are “the same people -- god love them -- on average who are promoting open borders, bringing Islamists in.”