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Rand Paul teases Marco Rubio for his 'cute new boots'

Marco Rubio stepped out on the campaign trail in slightly heeled black leather booties earlier this week in New Hampshire, and he hasn't stopped hearing about it since. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was the latest person to pile on the criticism Wednesday during his appearance on The View. "We've seen Rubio has those cute new boots and I don't want to be outdone," Paul says in a video he posted to Twitter, showing him in Whoopi Goldberg's dressing room clutching a pair of gold and black shoes.

Paul's dig follows a tweet from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's communications director Tuesday, which contained a link to an article about Rubio's boots and this comment: "A Vote for Marco Rubio Is a Vote for Men's High-Heeled Booties." When Jeb Bush mentioned he was ditching his cowboy boots in New Hampshire for more snow-friendly shoes, he was sure to clarify that his shoes had one key difference from Rubio's. "They're not high-heeled," he said.