Democratic senator votes against advancing Amy Coney Barrett nomination while wearing RBG mask

Sen. Debbie StabenowDeborah (Debbie) Ann StabenowSenate crafts Pelosi alternative on drug prices Lobbying world Schumer tactics on China bill reveal broader trade strategy MORE (D-Mich.) voted against advancing Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettMcConnell signals GOP would block Biden Supreme Court pick in '24 Supreme Court confounding its partisan critics Progressives want to tighten screws beyond Manchin and Sinema MORE's nomination to the Supreme Court on Sunday while wearing a face covering depicting the likeness of the late Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgOcasio-Cortez says Breyer should retire from Supreme Court Progressives want to tighten screws beyond Manchin and Sinema Juan Williams: Time for Justice Breyer to go MORE

"Just left the floor after voting 'no' on the motion to proceed to the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett as a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court," Stabenow said in a Facebook post on her official account. "Thinking of our beloved RBG and the radical step backward that this Republican Senate is going to be taking with the vote tomorrow." 

The Senate is holding a marathon overnight session on Sunday after voting to begin winding down debate on Barrett's nomination, which cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee last week. 


Democrats have warned that Barrett has not provided satisfactory answers to their questions on matters relating to health care, women's reproductive rights and President TrumpDonald TrumpDOJ asks Supreme Court to revive Boston Marathon bomber death sentence, in break with Biden vow Biden looking to build momentum for Putin meeting DOJ tells media execs that reporters were not targets of investigations MORE's executive authority. 

Ginsburg said it was her dying wish that Senate Republicans not move to fill the vacancy on the court her death created until after the 2020 presidential election. 

Within hours of her death, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellBipartisan infrastructure deal takes fire from left and right Jayapal to Dems: Ditch bipartisanship, go it alone on infrastructure The Hill's 12:30 Report: Sights and sounds from Biden's European trip MORE (R-Ky.) said his caucus would move forward with nominating a new justice, appointed by Trump.