Democratic senator votes against advancing Amy Coney Barrett nomination while wearing RBG mask
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) voted against advancing Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court on Sunday while wearing a face covering depicting the likeness of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
“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 Trump’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 McConnell (R-Ky.) said his caucus would move forward with nominating a new justice, appointed by Trump.