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

Sen. Debbie StabenowDeborah (Debbie) Ann StabenowHarris taps women of color for key senior staff positions Republican John James concedes in Michigan Senate race Lobbying world MORE (D-Mich.) voted against advancing Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettGraham reports 'record-breaking' 9M haul during 2020 campaign The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Mastercard - Dem leaders back smaller COVID-19 relief bill as pandemic escalates Supreme Court sees new requests for religious COVID-19 carve-outs 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 GinsburgSupreme Court sees new requests for religious COVID-19 carve-outs Cuomo likens COVID-19 to the Grinch: 'The season of viral transmission' For Thanksgiving, the Supreme Court upholds religious liberty 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 John TrumpAppeals court OKs White House diverting military funding to border wall construction Pentagon: Tentative meeting between spy agencies, Biden transition set for early next week Conservative policy director calls Section 230 repeal an 'existential threat' for tech 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 McConnellOn The Money: Unemployment gains lower than expected | Jobs report lights fire under coronavirus relief talks GOP senators back Christian school's push for COVID-19 carve-out Bipartisan governors call on Congress to pass coronavirus relief package MORE (R-Ky.) said his caucus would move forward with nominating a new justice, appointed by Trump.