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Republicans are selling “Notorious ACB” T-shirts to support Amy Coney Barrett

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Senate Republicans started selling T-shirts calling Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett “The Notorious A.C.B.” just moments after Donald Trump named her for the position and before Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s body was even buried.

The T-shirts are a reference to how some people referred to Ginsburg as “the notorious R.B.G.” as a sign of respect for her 27-year career on the Supreme Court and the decades during which she worked to advance women’s equality.

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On Saturday, Trump nominated Barrett to the Supreme Court seat that opened when Ginsburg passed away the week before. Soon the National Republican Senate Committee (NRSC) was tweeting a link for people to buy the T-shirts.

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

The T-shirt costs $20, although the NRSC website asks for a donation of up to $5000 with each T-shirt for a “SUPREME COURT DEFENSE FUND,” even though the fund is clearly for the upcoming election.

“Democrats will do ANYTHING to stop President Trump and Senate Republicans from filling the Supreme Court vacancy. Protecting our Majority has never been more important. HELP!” the website says.

On Twitter, people found the T-shirts to be less than respectful.

The moniker “Notorious R.B.G.” is a reference to the rap legend Notorious B.I.G., who, like Ginsburg, was from Brooklyn.

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