Following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Trump and fellow Republicans predictably ignored their own precedent from four years ago and nominated uber-conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill RBG's seat on the Supreme Court.
During her lifetime, Ginsburg became an icon among liberals for her progressive victories and strongly-worded dissents. Her tireless efforts to bring equality into the law earned her the nickname "Notorious RBG."
Ginsburg's passing was heartbreaking to many. But that didn't stop the National Republican Senatorial Committee from stealing her nickname mere minutes after President Trump nominated her replacement.
BREAKING: President @realDonaldTrump just nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the Supreme Court. Show you… https://t.co/GT7r4GSomH— The Senate Majority (@The Senate Majority)1601154765.0
On Twitter, Senate Republicans tried to sell "Notorious ACB" shirts, shamelessly using a play on Ruth Bader Ginsburg's nickname.
Ginbsburg's dying words were:
"My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed."
@NRSC @joncoopertweets @realDonaldTrump This is the most DESPICABLE and disrespectful promotion referencing Notorio… https://t.co/vr06tctgAM— TheSocialMediaDiva (@TheSocialMediaDiva)1601163028.0
Twitter unanimously descended on the Senate GOP Twitter account, denouncing them for their disrespect.
@NRSC @realDonaldTrump This is disrespectful.. a slap in the face to the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsberg. You all sh… https://t.co/L81NBtDf1U— thismomentonly (@thismomentonly)1601163705.0
@NRSC @joncoopertweets @realDonaldTrump Fund raising off the rep of a deceased Supreme Court Justice barely cold. You must be so proud.— john d beggs (@john d beggs)1601163984.0
@NRSC @realDonaldTrump This is rude and disrespectful to Ruth Bader Ginsburg.— Jane Feldman (@Jane Feldman)1601159589.0
Many online pointed out that RBG earned her nickname by fighting for the rights of the politically powerless.
Amy Coney Barrett has gained notoriety for her far-right conservative stances, including those on abortion, immigration, and healthcare.
@NRSC @realDonaldTrump This is in incredibly poor taste.— Lauren Dillon (@Lauren Dillon)1601174094.0
@jtfdenver @NRSC @realDonaldTrump It's also disrespectful to ACB. Like women are interchangeable and she isn't dese… https://t.co/66bH5NO2ZB— Krys10iam🇺🇸 (@Krys10iam🇺🇸)1601161877.0
@NRSC @realDonaldTrump Did Judge Barrett approve this? This is just trashy.— I'm officially a zombie mole rat (@I'm officially a zombie mole rat)1601165965.0
Despite having denied former President Barack Obama's nomination eight months before the 2016 election, Republicans are determined to ram Barrett's nomination through with many states already voting on the next President.
@NRSC @realDonaldTrump Despicable— Hunter Forman (@Hunter Forman)1601154849.0
@NRSC Ghoulish and unoriginal, the hallmarks of the GOP. https://t.co/RUYYNPIeCv— Darby Schnarfus (@Darby Schnarfus)1601156751.0
@NRSC @realDonaldTrump I miss the days when "owning the Libs" wasn't the most important part of the Republican agenda— Edgar Reed (@Edgar Reed)1601158815.0
To many conservatives, it seems "winning" and "owning the libs" is more important than any actual ideology.
@NRSC @realDonaldTrump Trolling is what you’re doing, instead of helping The People through an economic crisis and pandemic? Deplorable.— 𝑽𝑰𝑵𝑪𝑬 (@𝑽𝑰𝑵𝑪𝑬)1601155975.0
@NRSC @joncoopertweets @realDonaldTrump Absolutely no creativity, no class, no conscience. They are good at stealin… https://t.co/UaCQMdDuab— Deborah Elliott (@Deborah Elliott)1601163263.0
@NRSC @joncoopertweets @realDonaldTrump I'm old enough to remember when the Senate was called "the world's greatest… https://t.co/4ccokJjpMr— brynne ridley (@brynne ridley)1601163129.0
Though Democratic voters have little power to stop Barrett's nomination, many of them plan on making their displeasure known during the November elections, when the Presidency and both houses of Congress hang in the balance.