Liz Cheney ‘laughing’ over Matt Gaetz being embroiled in sex trafficking case, says Internet with ‘GOT’ memes
Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida had infamously railed against Republican Rep. Liz Cheney after she voted to impeach the former President Donald Trump in January this year. So after Gaetz came under the scanner as part of a federal sex-trafficking investigation over an alleged relationship he had with a minor girl, many people wondered what kind of reaction Cheney would have to the reported allegations against him.
Twitter was flooded with memes and mocking posts after allegations surfaced against Gaetz in a bombshell report by The New York Times on Tuesday, March 30. According to the report, “Investigators are examining whether Mr Gaetz violated federal sex trafficking laws, the people said. A variety of federal statutes make it illegal to induce someone under 18 to travel over state lines to engage in sex in exchange for money or something of value. The Justice Department regularly prosecutes such cases, and offenders often receive severe sentences. It was not clear how Mr Gaetz met the girl, believed to be 17 at the time of encounters about two years ago that investigators are scrutinizing, according to two of the people.”
Gaetz, the 38-year-old first-time House member, denied the allegations against him in a statement on Tuesday. He also said he is being threatened in a $25 million “organized criminal extortion” scheme that involves a former justice department official. He also said he was cooperating with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and that his father, Don Gaetz, who has served as a member of the Florida Senate, “Has even been wearing a wire at the FBI’s direction to catch these criminals”. He also wanted the justice department to immediately release the tapes.
Although Cheney has not really addressed the accusations brought against Gaetz, people on social media took the opportunity to declare her the winner of the battle going on between the Republican representatives. "'Tell Matt Gaetz it was me.' — Liz Cheney," the caption to one of the memes, styled after one of the iconic characters from 'Games Of Thrones,' read. Another post said, "I’m sure Liz Cheney is sending 'thoughts and prayers' to Matt Gaetz." A third noted, "This would be a great time for Liz Cheney to travel to Florida... @RepLizCheney."
The next quipped, "Many people are saying that Liz Cheney was laughing so loud that she woke up Rand Paul’s neighbor." One more remarked, "Somewhere in Wyoming, Liz Cheney is feeling herself." Another commented, "Liz Cheney thinks Matt Gaetz is the Jeffrey Epstein of congress." A person reacted with, "Liz Cheney is having a scotch while watching Tucker Carlson interview Matt Gaetz on a loop." One of them said, "If you're Liz Cheney, which bottle of wine are you opening tonight?"
More 'GOT' memes followed, with another one being captioned, "We now have live reactions from Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY)." A commenter tweeted, "I like to imagine Liz Cheney sipping a fine bourbon as she crosses Matt Gaetz’s name off her list." One more said, "BREAKING: Matt Gaetz told his friends he feels like Liz Cheney took him hunting." Another noted, "I guess Liz Cheney won this round of 'My dad can beat up your dad' against Matt Gaetz."
"Tell Matt Gaetz it was me." — Liz Cheney pic.twitter.com/Vwfp0rC3Da— Kendall Brown (@kendallybrown) March 31, 2021
I’m sure Liz Cheney is sending “thoughts and prayers” to Matt Gaetz. pic.twitter.com/aa19Fgq38c— Linda Childers (@lindarchilders) March 31, 2021
This would be a great time for Liz Cheney to travel to Florida... @RepLizCheney— Irishrygirl (@irishrygirl) March 30, 2021
Many people are saying that Liz Cheney was laughing so loud that she woke up Rand Paul’s neighbor.— Hoodlum 🇺🇸 (@NotHoodlum) March 31, 2021
Somewhere in Wyoming, Liz Cheney is feeling herself. pic.twitter.com/gPTgm8hTT5— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) March 31, 2021
Liz Cheney thinks Matt Gaetz is the Jeffrey Epstein of congress.— Outspoken (@Out5p0ken) March 31, 2021
Liz Cheney is having a scotch while watching Tucker Carlson interview Matt Gaetz on a loop.— Mayo (@MayoIsSpicyy) March 31, 2021
If you're Liz Cheney, which bottle of wine are you opening tonight?— Max Burns (@themaxburns) March 31, 2021
We now have live reactions from Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY): pic.twitter.com/E7SQW3chwK— tré easton (@treeaston) March 31, 2021
I like to imagine Liz Cheney sipping a fine bourbon as she crosses Matt Gaetz’s name off her list.— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) March 30, 2021
BREAKING: Matt Gaetz told his friends he feels like Liz Cheney took him hunting— Exploding Space Pillow Singh, MD 🌊 (@labyrinthweaver) March 31, 2021
I guess Liz Cheney won this round of "My dad can beat up your dad" against Matt Gaetz.— Silent Amuse 🥁🐝💛🌊🌊🌊 (@SilentAmuse) March 31, 2021
Matt Gaetz railed against Liz Cheney in Wyoming
Back in January, Gaetz stirred hundreds of Trump supporters and counter-protesters at the state capitol in Wyoming against Cheney despite being warned that the internecine fight hurts the party. "We are in a battle for the soul of the Republican party, and I intend to win it," said Gaetz at the time. "You can help me break a corrupt system. You can send a representative who actually represents you, and you can send Liz Cheney home -- back home to Washington, DC."
Following the deadly riot at the Capitol on January 6, which resulted in the deaths of five people, Cheney blamed the violence directly on Trump, saying he "summoned," "assembled" and "lit the flame of this attack." "There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution," Cheney said.
In retaliation, Gaetz sharply criticized the interventionist foreign policy personified by her and her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney. "I see every day the cost of the wars that Liz Cheney has advocated for," said Gaetz, whose district has a large active military population. "I see it in the tearful goodbyes at airports, the marriages that are destroyed, the parenting that's interrupted, the drug abuse, the veteran suicide, lost limbs, lost minds, lost lives, lost hope," he said. "What are the great benefits that we all get from our misadventures in Syria and Afghanistan and Somalia — places that a lot of Americans couldn't even point to on a map."