Critics on Twitter were aghast Saturday as the GOP peddled its latest product: a “Notorious ACB” T-shirt, ripping off the hard-earned and respected nickname of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The shirt went on sale just minutes after President Donald Trump formally nominated Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ginsburg in a process Democrats are calling an illegitimate rush to ram through a conservative judge with just over five weeks before the presidential election.
The shirt was posted online by the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which raises funds to help elect Republicans to the Senate.
Observers were appalled at the stunning lack of respect for Ginsburg, whom many fans referred to as the Notorious RBG and who had lain in state in the Capitol just the previous day.
— The Senate Majority (@NRSC) September 26, 2020
Gonna need a new word to replace "offensive" because "offensive" doesn't capture the actual offensiveness of this.
— person woman DAN camera tv (@DaytimeDan) September 26, 2020
This is the most DESPICABLE and disrespectful promotion referencing Notorious most representing the legendary Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Do you have ANY sense of decency or respect??
— TheSocialMediaDiva (@LinkedMediaDiva) September 26, 2020
This is disrespectful.. a slap in the face to the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
You all should be ashamed of yourselves. Under @realDonaldTrump the @GOP has lost all integrity and self respect. The Republican Party IS NO MORE.#VoteTrumpOUT2020
— thismomentonly (@thismomentonly) September 26, 2020
Fund raising off the rep of a deceased Supreme Court Justice barely cold. You must be so proud.
— john d beggs (@dbeggs13) September 26, 2020
This is rude and disrespectful to Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
— Jane Feldman (@jtfdenver) September 26, 2020
This is in incredibly poor taste.
— Lauren Dillon (@pretendfarmer) September 27, 2020
It's also disrespectful to ACB. Like women are interchangeable and she isn't deserving of her own nickname.
— Krys10iam🇺🇸 (@krys10iam) September 26, 2020
Did Judge Barrett approve this? This is just trashy.
— I'm officially a zombie mole rat (@MCFS581) September 27, 2020
— Hunter Forman (@hunterforman) September 26, 2020
Ghoulish and unoriginal, the hallmarks of the GOP. pic.twitter.com/RUYYNPIeCv
— Darby Schnarfus (@tokenliberal) September 26, 2020
CORRECTION: A previous version of this article said Ginsburg lay in state in the Supreme Court. She lay in state in the Capitol.
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