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

Sen. Debbie StabenowDeborah (Debbie) Ann StabenowCongress holds candlelight vigil for American lives lost to COVID-19 Two men charged with making threatening calls to Michigan officials On The Money: Democrats make historic push for aid, equity for Black farmers | Key players to watch in minimum wage fight MORE (D-Mich.) voted against advancing Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettLaurence Tribe: Justice Thomas is out of order on 2020 election McConnell backs Garland for attorney general LIVE COVERAGE: Senate set to consider Garland for AG 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 GinsburgMcConnell backs Garland for attorney general A powerful tool to take on the Supreme Court — if Democrats use it right Fauci says he was nervous about catching COVID-19 in Trump White House 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 TrumpSenators given no timeline on removal of National Guard, Capitol fence Democratic fury with GOP explodes in House Georgia secretary of state withholds support for 'reactionary' GOP voting bills 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 McConnellKlain on Manchin's objection to Neera Tanden: He 'doesn't answer to us at the White House' Democratic fury with GOP explodes in House Murkowski undecided on Tanden as nomination in limbo MORE (R-Ky.) said his caucus would move forward with nominating a new justice, appointed by Trump.