GOP presidential hopeful Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioMilley says calls to China were 'perfectly within the duties' of his job Overnight Defense & National Security — Milley becomes lightning rod Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley becomes lightning rod on right MORE (Fla.) may have gotten more than he bargained for after donning a pair of stylish, high-heeled black leather boots on the campaign trail.
Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulWhite House debates vaccines for air travel Senate lawmakers let frustration show with Blinken Rand Paul: 'Hatred for Trump' blocking research into ivermectin as COVID-19 treatment MORE (Ky.) stopped by co-host Whoopi Goldberg's dressing room ahead of an appearance Wednesday on "The View," where he offered a tongue-in-cheek remark for Rubio, who stands at 5 feet, 10 inches.
"We've seen Rubio has those cute new boots, and I don't want to be outdone," Paul, who stands at 5 feet, 8 inches, said in a video posted to Twitter, showing him picking out a pair of boots. "Eat your heart out @marcorubio!" the tweet added.
Rubio was photographed earlier this week wearing boots with sturdy heels in the early-voting state of New Hampshire, where candidates are vying for position ahead of the Feb. 9 primary.
Marco Rubio is rocking some seriously fashionable black boots today in New Hampshire. pic.twitter.com/lwiSWuuCUt— Michael Barbaro (@mikiebarb) January 4, 2016
"A Vote for Marco Rubio Is a Vote for Men’s High-Heeled Booties," Sen. Ted Cruz's (Texas) communications director Rick Tyler tweeted Tuesday, linking to an article about Rubio's boots.
"Are you kidding me? Did he really wear that on the campaign trail?" MSNBC co-host Joe Scarborough asked Wednesday during a segment on "Morning Joe," busting into laughter.
"This is straight out of an Austin Powers movie," Scarborough said. "They're shagalicious!"
Other candidates also weighed in on Rubio's boots.
Jeb Bush traded cowboy boots for shoes that are better in NH snow. "They're not high heeled," he says, for the record #bootghazi— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) January 6, 2016
Rubio will return to the Granite State on Thursday for a pair of events after campaigning in Iowa and Texas this week.