The wife of controversial conservative activist and radio host Alex Jones was arrested on a domestic violence charge after assaulting a family member during the Christmas holiday.
According to the Daily Mail, Jones said that his wife was involved in an altercation that was related to a medication “imbalance.”
“A private family matter”
Erika Wulff Jones, 43, was arrested on Christmas Eve on misdemeanor charges of assault causing bodily injury to a family member and resisting arrest, search, or transport.
She spent Christmas day in an Austin, Texas, lockup after allegedly assaulting a family member at the Jones’ Austin home and was released Sunday on a $3,000 bond.
While the details, including the identity of the victim, are scarce, Alex Jones has said that the incident was caused by a recent change in his wife’s medication and had nothing to do with his politics.
“It’s a private family matter that happened on Christmas Eve,” the radio host told the Associated Press, according to the Daily Mail.
“I love my wife and care about her and it appears to be some kind of medication imbalance,” he added.
Attacks from the left
The incident comes as the well-known talk radio star has been targeted by Democrats on the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot for his role in a peaceful Trump rally that took place before the unrest began to unfold. Like others who objected to the results of the 2020 election, Alex Jones has been treated like a de facto “insurrectionist” by Democrats and the media.
He has fought the committee over its demands for his phone records, saying the panel has “made it abundantly clear that they are only interested in prosecuting political adversaries,” as The Hill reports.
Meanwhile, the committee said that Alex Jones “has repeatedly promoted unsupported allegations of election fraud, including encouraging individuals to attend the Ellipse rally on January 6th and implying he had knowledge about the plans of the former President with respect to the rally,” according to the Washington Examiner.
But as the radio host noted, political dissent is not a crime. He says he “engaged in constitutionally protected political and journalistic activity under the First Amendment” and that the committee is seeking to violate his Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights against unlawful searches and self-incrimination.
Owen Shroyer, who works for Alex Jones’ website Infowars, was charged in August with disorderly conduct on Jan. 6 despite never entering the Capitol. He says he’s innocent, according to the Associated Press.