Sen. Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerJewish Democratic congresswoman and veteran blasts Trump's 'disloyalty' comments Schumer says Trump encouraging anti-Semites Saagar Enjeti: Biden's latest blunder; Krystal Ball: Did Schumer blow our chance to beat McConnell? MORE (D-N.Y.) is criticizing Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDavid Axelrod after Ginsburg cancer treatment: Supreme Court vacancy could 'tear this country apart' Pelosi asks Democrats for 'leverage' on impeachment Democrats press FBI, DHS on response to white supremacist violence MORE for saying the Senate should not move forward with a Supreme Court nominee during President Obama's remaining months in office.

"You know, the kind of obstructionism that Mitch McConnell's talking about, he's harkening back to his old days. You know, he recently he said, 'Well, I want regular order,' " Schumer said on ABC's "This Week."

"But in 2010, right after the election or right during the election, he said, 'My number-one job is to defeat Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaTrump on his 'chosen one' remark: 'It was sarcasm' Kentucky basketball coach praises Obama after golf round: 'He is a really serious golfer' Biden evokes 1968, asks voters to imagine if Obama had been assassinated MORE,' without even knowing what Barack Obama was going to propose. Here, he doesn’t even know who the president's going to propose and he said, 'No, we're not having hearings; we're not going to go forward to leave the Supreme Court vacant at 300 days in a divided time,' " he said.

Schumer said that kind of strategy "isn't going to last," adding that the American people don't like obstruction.

He added that he thinks the president will nominate someone who is "mainstream."

"I believe that many of the mainstream Republicans, when the president nominates a mainstream nominee, will not want to follow Mitch McConnell over the cliff," he said.

"When you go right off the bat and say, 'I don't care who he nominates, I am going to oppose him,' that's not going to fly," he said.