Reps. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerKinzinger: Conspiracy theory FBI planned Jan. 6 example of 'legacy of Trump and Trumpism' Cheney rips Arizona election audit: 'It is an effort to subvert democracy' Why the Democrats need Joe Manchin MORE (R-Ill.) and Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzKatie Hill says 'it would take a lot' to convince her to run again for House GOP divided over bills targeting tech giants Kinzinger: Conspiracy theory FBI planned Jan. 6 example of 'legacy of Trump and Trumpism' MORE (R-Fla.) got into a back-and-forth on Twitter Tuesday evening ahead of the expected vote to oust Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyCheney: 'It is disgusting and despicable' to see Gosar 'lie' about Jan. 6 GOP's Stefanik defends Trump DOJ secret subpoenas McCarthy pushes back on Biden criticism of GOP at NATO MORE (R-Wyo.) from her position in House GOP leadership.

Gaetz resurfaced past comments Kinzinger made touting a failed February vote to remove Cheney from leadership, saying it was a comment that didn’t “age well.” 

Kinzinger fired back, saying that Gaetz should “stay away from ‘aging well’ tweets.”

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Kinzinger’s rebuke alluded to allegations that have dogged Gaetz for weeks.

The Florida Republican has found himself in the middle of a federal sex crimes investigation tied to former Seminole County tax collector Joel Greenberg. He has not been charged with a crime, but he has been accused of paying women  and at least in one case an underage girl  or offering them gifts in exchange for sex.

Gaetz has denied all the allegations against him.

The spat reflected the internal GOP divide over Cheney, whose outspoken criticism of former President TrumpDonald TrumpMaria Bartiromo defends reporting: 'Keep trashing me, I'll keep telling the truth' The Memo: The center strikes back Republicans eye Nashville crack-up to gain House seat MORE led to Wednesday’s vote, where her removal from her role as conference chairwoman is all but guaranteed. 

The online back-and-forth between Gaetz and Kinzinger also came the same evening Cheney took to the House floor to deliver a defiant speech blasting Trump and the Republicans who follow him.

A growing number of House Republicans have said Cheney’s repeated rebukes of Trump’s unfounded election fraud claims have distracted Republicans’ messaging against President BidenJoe BidenExpanding child tax credit could lift 4 million children out of poverty: analysis Maria Bartiromo defends reporting: 'Keep trashing me, I'll keep telling the truth' The Memo: The center strikes back MORE’s agenda.

Cheney has a small group of allies, including Kinzinger, who say that pointing out that the truth that the November election was not fraudulent should not cost her a spot on House leadership.