Attorney General nominee William Barr will cruise through the nomination process, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer predicted Monday.
Spicer was on Fox News one day before Barr was slated to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee and was asked about the former AG who is vying for the position once again.
"There's no question he's the next attorney general," Spicer said. "Republicans have 53 seats in the Senate. [They] picked up two from the last election, which means that now they actually have to lose three. I don't see any of that happening.
"Bill Barr was previously the attorney general, almost every Democrat that time voted to confirm him. He's got a stellar reputation. And I think he understands because he held the job before, and he's held in such high esteem by the legal community that there's no question he understands not only the job but the current political environment."
Barr was AG from 1991-1993 under former President George H.W. Bush. President Donald Trump picked him to serve as a permanent replacement for Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.
Spicer thinks Democratic opposition to Barr, who will say in his prepared remarks in front of the Judiciary Committee he feels it is essential the Russia investigation is allowed to be completed, is all political.
"I see this as sort of more of a political test where you're gonna have all of these 300-plus people who are running for president on the Democratic side try to make issues out of nothing, and vote against him purely to appease their own base," Spicer said. "But at the end of the day, he's a highly qualified candidate for attorney general. He will be confirmed, and we will move forward."
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