Jim Jordan and Matt Gaetz in D.C.

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‘Beavis and Butt-Head’: People are memeing this photo of Jim Jordan and Matt Gaetz

Gaetz eventually responded to the mockery after becoming a top trend on Twitter.

Jul 9, 2020, 7:29 pm

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Mikael Thalen 

Mikael Thalen

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Oh.) became a meme on Thursday after the duo were pictured together in the nation’s capitol.

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The picture, which showed the two politicians speaking to the press, immediately raised eyebrows given Gaetz’s choice of attire in contrast to Jordan.

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“Legitimately curious about whether Jim Jordan is paying Matt Gaetz to dress this way in order to make himself look stylish by comparison,” @MattGertz joked.

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The image quickly took off, leading many to draw comparisons between the odd couple and the cartoon characters Beavis and Butt-Head.

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But that was only the beginning. Countless Twitter users began noticing similarities between the pair and numerous other fictional characters.

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The congressmen were compared to everyone, from actors Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci to characters from the iconic comic book franchise Dick Tracy.

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Much of the attention though was given to Gaetz’s suit, which Twitter users argued was “ugly” and poorly fitted.

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Gaetz eventually responded to the original tweet, joking that he had been given money by Jordan to buy suits of his own.

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“He gave me $100,” Gaetz said. “Enough to buy two more of these suits…”

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The term “Gaetz” eventually began trending on Twitter as a result of the congressman’s wardrobe.

“Matt Gaetz’s mob boss getup is simultaneously too big and too small,” @EmmaVigeland quipped.

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Unlike Gaetz, Jordan thus far has not responded to the photo’s meme-status. It remains unclear whether Gaetz will wear the suit again after today.

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*First Published: Jul 9, 2020, 7:29 pm