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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, GOP slam Biden's executive order on SCOTUS Progressives give Biden's court reform panel mixed reviews Top GOP super PAC endorses Murkowski amid primary threat MOREPresident TrumpDonald TrumpGaetz was denied meeting with Trump: CNN Federal Reserve chair: Economy would have been 'so much worse' without COVID-19 relief bills Police in California city declare unlawful assembly amid 'white lives matter' protest 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 BashArkansas governor says 'divisive' Trump attacks on GOP officials are 'unhelpful' Biden's first presser wasn't about him — not really Blinken suggests US won't take punitive action on China over COVID-19 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 GrahamMSNBC's Joy Reid pans Manchin, Sinema as the 'no progress caucus' Overnight Defense: Biden proposes 3B defense budget | Criticism comes in from left and right | Pentagon moves toward new screening for extremists Biden defense budget criticized by Republicans, progressives alike 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 looms large over GOP donor retreat in Florida Top GOP super PAC endorses Murkowski amid primary threat Biden-GOP infrastructure talks off to rocky start MORE (Alaska) and Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden assails 'epidemic' of gun violence amid SC, Texas shootings Biden-GOP infrastructure talks off to rocky start Moderate GOP senators and Biden clash at start of infrastructure debate MORE (Maine), have voiced opposition to confirming Barrett before the election on Nov. 3.