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GOP online donor platform offering supporters 'Notorious A.C.B.' shirts

GOP online donor platform offering supporters 'Notorious A.C.B.' shirts
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Republican grassroots fundraising group WinRed is getting heat online after offering donors t-shirts referring to President TrumpDonald John TrumpMore than 300 military family members endorse Biden Five takeaways from the final Trump-Biden debate Biden: 'I would transition from the oil industry' MORE’s new conservative Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettBiden defends his health plan from Trump attacks Hillicon Valley: Five takeaways on new election interference from Iran, Russia | Schumer says briefing on Iranian election interference didn't convince him effort was meant to hurt Trump | Republicans on Senate panel subpoena Facebook, Twitter CEOs | The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump, Biden face off for last time on the debate stage MORE, as the “Notorious A.C.B.”

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), the campaign arm for the Senate GOP, tweeted out a link to a WinRed page on Saturday urging supporters to donate $25 to receive the “special edition” shirt.

“LIMITED EDITION: Show your support for Pres. Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, with your very own Notorious A.C.B. t-shirt! Claim yours here,” the tweet reads.

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The post immediately prompted a wave of criticism online from Twitter users and prominent Democrats who blasted the move as insensitive given the recent passing of Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgThe Hill's Campaign Report: Trump, Biden face off for last time on the debate stage Clean energy opportunities in a time of crisis Trump when asked if he'd be kinder in his second term: 'Yes, I think so' MORE, who was often referred to as the “Notorious R.B.G.,” a nickname that was inspired by rap legend “Notorious B.I.G.”

 

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Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioBipartisan group of senators call on Trump to sanction Russia over Navalny poisoning Trump's new interest in water resources — why now? Senate Intel leadership urges American vigilance amid foreign election interference MORE’s (R-Fla.) name was also was trending on Twitter on early Sunday after a verified Twitter account for his campaign posted a link to another WinRed page urging supporters to purchase an altered version of the “Notorious A.C.B.” shirt for $30. 

“In support of Amy Coney Barrett, we have made a shirt that you can purchase! The shirts are LIMITED, so get yours while you still can! #ACB4SUPREMECOURT,” Rubio’s campaign page tweeted.

Trump nominated Barrett to replace Ginsburg, who died at the age of 87 earlier this month after a battle with pancreatic cancer, on Saturday afternoon.

Barrett is a federal appeals court judge appointed by Trump and a former professor at Notre Dame Law School. Barrett's nomination has already begun to drawn support from conservatives, though Democrats have raised concerns over her positions on abortion.

Her nomination comes as the president and a number of Republican lawmakers have vowed to seek to fill Ginsburg’s vacancy on the bench in the wake of her death, even with Election Day less than six weeks away.