Cheney spokesperson on Gaetz: 'In Wyoming, the men don't wear make-up'

A spokesperson for Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyMarjorie Taylor Greene's delay tactics frustrate GOP Paul Ryan to host fundraiser for Cheney amid GOP tensions Republicans, please save your party MORE (R-Wyo.) shot back at Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzSunday shows preview: Manchin makes the rounds after pivotal role in coronavirus relief debate Bipartisan bill would ban lawmakers from buying, selling stocks Some Republicans say proxy voting gives advantage to Democrats MORE (R-Fla.) for his criticisms of the congresswoman on Sunday, saying he should “leave his beauty bag at home. In Wyoming, the men don’t wear make-up.”

The spokesperson was responding to Gaetz’s plans to be at a rally in Cheyenne, Wyo., where he will reportedly urge Cheney to step down due to her decision to vote in favor of impeaching former President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden to sign executive order aimed at increasing voting access Albany Times Union editorial board calls for Cuomo's resignation Advocates warn restrictive voting bills could end Georgia's record turnout MOREThe Washington Examiner reports.

Cheney, the third-ranking House GOP leader, was one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump.


Cheney’s spokesperson was likely referring to a scene in the HBO documentary “The Swamp” in which Gaetz is seen getting ready for the day, part of which involves applying makeup before he appears on television.

Trump allies in Congress are looking into removing Cheney from House leadership due to her vote. Gaetz has referred to her place in leadership as "problematic" to the large base of supporters Trump has amassed.

“Liz Cheney represents a vision of the Republican Party that does not energize anyone outside of the Washington, D.C., Beltway," Gaetz told The Hill.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyMcCarthy sits for 'Green Eggs and Ham' reading: I 'still like' Dr. Seuss Chamber of Commerce clarifies stance on lawmakers who voted against election certification Watch live: McCarthy holds press briefing MORE (R-Calif.) said last week he has "concerns" over Cheney's vote.

"She never told me ahead of time. One thing about leadership, if we're going to work together, we should understand. We know that this is going to become a difficulty," said McCarthy in an interview.


Cheney has defended herself and said she's not going anywhere.

"All of us have an obligation to the Constitution and an obligation to do what we believe is right, what our oath compels us to do, that is above politics, above partisanship," Cheney told Fox News host Dana Perino. "That is, I think, very important, and it's incumbent on all of us. We came to different decisions within our conference about that issue." 

--Updated at 12:20 p.m.