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CNN's John King: Barrett 'would be getting 70 votes or more' in Senate if nominated by another GOP president

CNN's John King: Barrett 'would be getting 70 votes or more' in Senate if nominated by another GOP president
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CNN anchor John King argued that Judge Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettMcConnell pushed Trump to nominate Barrett on the night of Ginsburg's death: report Federal appeals court sides with Texas, Louisiana efforts to cut Planned Parenthood's Medicaid funding The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - Trump OKs transition; Biden taps Treasury, State experience MOREPresident TrumpDonald John TrumpMinnesota certifies Biden victory Trump tells allies he plans to pardon Michael Flynn: report Republican John James concedes in Michigan Senate race MORE's Supreme Court nominee, "would be getting 70 votes or more in the United States Senate" if nominated by "another Republican president in another age."

The perspective came during a CNN panel discussion on Tuesday in which Barrett was largely praised for her performance before the Senate Judiciary Committee during confirmation hearings this week. CNN's Dana BashDana BashRepublican Michigan congressman: 'The people have spoken' CNN's Dana Bash: Trump loss in Arizona would be 'John McCain's last laugh' Trump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally MORE noted that it was "impressive to Republicans and Democrats" that Barrett didn't have any notes in front of her, adding that the lack of notes illustrated Barrett's confidence in her arguments and qualifications for the highest court in the land.

"Let’s be honest," King responded. "Number one, if we could roll back the clock, we’re not so close to the election. Number two, if we could roll back even further to another Republican president in another age — I’ve been in Washington long enough — Judge Amy Coney Barrett would be getting 70 votes or more in the United States Senate."

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"No question," Bash concurred.

"Because of her qualifications," King noted.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSpokesperson says Tennessee Democrat made 'poor analogy' in saying South Carolina voters have extra chromosome Former Graham challenger Jaime Harrison launches political action committee The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - Trump OKs transition; Biden taps Treasury, State experience MORE (R-S.C.) has said the committee will move ahead with a vote on Barrett on Oct. 22, setting the stage for a Senate floor vote by the end of the month, just days before the presidential election.

Republicans currently hold a 53-47 majority in the Senate. Only two GOP senators, Sens. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiTrump transition order follows chorus of GOP criticism The Memo: Trump election loss roils right Whoopi Goldberg blasts Republicans not speaking against Trump: 'This is an attempted coup' MORE (Alaska) and Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsTwo more parting shots from Trump aimed squarely at disabled workers Trump transition order follows chorus of GOP criticism The Memo: Trump election loss roils right MORE (Maine), have voiced opposition to confirming Barrett before the election on Nov. 3.