The Hawaii Democrat turned up at Barrettâ€™s Senate confirmation hearings on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday wearing a mask printed with a stylized image of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
She accessorized the look with a pin in Ginsburgâ€™s likeness.Â
Hirono has repeatedly said that she opposes Barrett as a replacement for Ginsburg, who died Sept. 18.Â
â€œBarrett has an ideological agenda she wonâ€™t acknowledge and an expressed willingness to overturn Supreme Court precedent,â€ the senatorÂ wrote on Twitter last month.Â â€œHer agenda poses a direct threat to health care, a womanâ€™s right to control her body, the rights of LGBTQ Americans, and other individual and civil rights.â€
At Mondayâ€™s hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Hirono blasted Barrettâ€™s nomination as â€œhypocritical and illegitimate,â€ given that it came just weeks before Election Day, and urged Republicans to work on a coronavirus stimulus package instead.Â
Like other Democrats, the senator has expressed concerns that Barrett will become the deciding vote to finally overturn the Affordable Care Act and thereby strip health insurance from millions of Americans.Â
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