“In Wyoming, men don’t wear makeup,” an unnamed Cheney spokesperson told The Washington Examiner on Sunday. Gaetz should “leave his beauty bag at home,” the aide added.
The aide was apparently referencing Gaetz’s comment in the recent HBO documentary “The Swamp” that he does his own makeup when he appears on television for interviews. (People who do studio interviews typically wear makeup.)
Gaetz — who is perhaps better known for trying to overturn the election results and baselessly claiming the Capitol insurrection was the work of antifa — has pushed to expel Cheney from the House after she and a handful of other Republicans voted to impeach President Donald Trump.
The Florida Republican is traveling to Wyoming on Thursday to rev up Trump supporters against his colleague.
Of all the issues Gaetz could be slammed for, his use of makeup was a surprising choice. The dig from Cheney’s aide triggered complaints on Twitter that it was remarkably insensitive to the LGBTQ community — and clueless about many Wyoming voters. As one Twitter critic cracked: “Have you been to Jackson Hole?”
Others pointed out that there were better reasons to take issue with Gaetz.
Cheney hasn’t commented on her aide’s controversial attack on Gaetz.
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