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 BarrettBill would honor Ginsburg, O'Connor with statues at Capitol Supreme Court's approval rating dips to 49 percent  The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Jan. 6 probe, infrastructure to dominate week MOREPresident TrumpDonald TrumpMajority of Americans in new poll say it would be bad for the country if Trump ran in 2024 ,800 bottle of whiskey given to Pompeo by Japan is missing Liz Cheney says her father is 'deeply troubled' about the state of the Republican Party 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 BashKey Biden ally OK with dropping transit from infrastructure package Klobuchar: If Breyer is going to retire from Supreme Court, it should be sooner rather than later Sunday shows - Surgeon general in the spotlight as delta variant spreads 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 Graham19 House Democrats call on Capitol physician to mandate vaccines The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by AT&T - Simone wins bronze with altered beam routine The job of shielding journalists is not finished 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 MurkowskiKaine says he has votes to pass Iraq War repeal in Senate Ohio special election: A good day for Democrats Graham's COVID-19 'breakthrough' case jolts Senate MORE (Alaska) and Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsGraham's COVID-19 'breakthrough' case jolts Senate The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Senate finalizes .2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill Schumer: Democrats 'on track' to pass bipartisan deal, .5T budget MORE (Maine), have voiced opposition to confirming Barrett before the election on Nov. 3.