By Kyle Balluck
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellReid blocks Thune tech bill over FCC nomination fight McConnell: Senate could drop flood money from spending bill Pelosi dismisses GOP 'promise' of Flint funding, wants action now MORE (R-Ky.) in an interview broadcast Sunday pushed back on criticism from conservative columnist George Will, who said the decision to block President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee “radiates insincerity.”
“Well, I just disagree with him,” McConnell said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Will wrote in his latest column that the “Republican party's incoherent response to the Supreme Court vacancy is a partisan reflex in search of a justifying principle.”
“The multiplicity of Republican rationalizations for their refusal to even consider Merrick B. Garland radiates insincerity," Will added.
“I don't think it's a good idea to move the court to the left,” McConnell said on NBC. “But that's not really the issue here. It's not the person. It's the principle. Who ought to make this lifetime appointment? It's the next president, not this one.”