At the third Republican presidential debate in Miami, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy made a striking remark aimed at both Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley. During the opening question concerning Israel, DeSantis and Haley voiced their unwavering support for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and urged strong action against the terrorist group Hamas.

However, Ramaswamy, who aligns more with the isolationist faction of the GOP, strongly criticized them for their willingness to become involved in foreign affairs. He specifically targeted Haley for her support of Ukraine in its resistance against the Russian invasion. He also insinuated that the U.S. had only become involved in Ukraine due to allegations that Hunter Biden received a “bribe” from the country.

Ramaswamy posed a fundamental question to the audience: Do they desire a new-generation leader who prioritizes America’s interests, or do they want someone reminiscent of Dick Cheney in three-inch heels? This reference is a subtle allusion to Haley’s gender and recent reports suggesting that DeSantis uses shoe lifts to appear taller on the campaign trail.

These exchanges took place while former President Donald Trump, who chose not to participate in the debates, hosted an alternative event in nearby Hialeah. The presidential race for the Republican nomination continues to unfold with notable personalities and intriguing dynamics.