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GOP sells ‘Infamous A.C.B.’ Tee shirts moments after election, one day after RBG honored in Capitol


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President Donald Trump has chosen Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed increase to his reelection effort. (Sept. 26)

Minutes after the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court seat left uninhabited by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the National Republican politician Senatorial Committee began selling “Well-known A.C.B.” Tee shirts, a play on Ginsburg’s label, the “Notorious RBG.”

President Donald Trump officially announced his election of Barrett, a federal appeals court judge, Saturday evening from the White House Rose Garden. The NRSC started tweeting about the shirts where Barrett is depicted with a crown shortly after the official nomination.Barrett’s confirmation came a day after Ginsburg ended up being the first lady to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol.ACB SCOTUS timeline: The Senate might validate Amy Coney Barrett

to Supreme Court just days before Election Day, with hearings beginning Oct. 12 Six conservative justices?: 10 ways the Supreme Court could change Ginsburg earned the infamous label later in her 27-year period on the high court, after her dissent in the 2013 landmark Supreme Court case Shelby County v. Holder. Ginsburg stated in 2017 that the name– a play on rapper Biggie Smalls’label, The Notorious B.I.G.– was first used by a New york city University Law student, and it quickly stuck. While the nickname was motivated by a specific dissent, it resonated because Ginsburg was already understood for her fiery dissents and had become a legal and pop-culture icon. T-shirts with Ginsburg’s image in her iconic lace collar and decorated with a crown– similar to one used by Smalls in his last image shoot– likewise increased to prominence.A crown was similarly added atop Barrett’s image in the NRSC T-shirts, though the one used by Trump’s nominee is ringed with crosses. The NRSC is also selling

“Fill the Seat”t-shirts, referring to a chant that broke out a day after the death of Ginsburg throughout Trump’s campaign rally in North Carolina.The shirt sales were fulfilled both with assistance and criticism on Twitter, including California Governor Gavin Newsom, tweeting that it” makes me sick to my stomach.” ‘A superhero who never ever stopped ‘: Justice Ginsburg goes back to Supreme Court for

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