The Democratic lawmakers’ recusal letter comes at an awkward time for Justice Amy Coney Barrett after reports of her receiving a $2 million advance for a book deal.

FILE – In this Oct. 26, 2020, file photo Amy Coney Barrett, listens as President Donald Trump speaks before Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas administers the Constitutional Oath to Barrett on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, after she was confirmed by the Senate. Barrett is expected to join her new colleagues on the Supreme Court on Monday, Nov. 2, to hear arguments for the first time. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)