Senate Minority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidLobbying World Mitch McConnell is not invincible Seven big decisions facing Biden in 2020 primary MORE (D-Nev.) in an interview broadcast Sunday said Republicans will lose Senate seats over their plans to block President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland.

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“They're going to wind up, as a result of this, losing Senate seats they shouldn't have lost. I'm kind of glad they're doing it, but it's so foolish,” Reid said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Reid said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThe Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Frustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' New Yorker cover titled 'The Shining' shows Graham, McConnell, Barr polishing Trump's shoes MORE (R-Ky.) is “leading his Senate over the cliff.”

“And I am telling everybody that's watching this, the senators aren't going to allow that.”

Reid pointed to Iowa, where Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyTrump-Pelosi fight threatens drug pricing talks Overnight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — Senators unveil sweeping bipartisan health care package | House lawmakers float Medicare pricing reforms | Dems offer bill to guarantee abortion access Bipartisan senators reveal sweeping health care package MORE (R) has “had 11 different editorials around that state, plus many law professors from the universities there in Iowa that have law schools say, 'What is wrong with you, Chuck?'"

Reid also said he doesn’t think Democrats in the future should do whatever it takes to prevent a Republican president from appointing a justice in the year before an election.

“Not only do I think they shouldn't do it, they wouldn't do it,” he said. "Whoever is elected president is elected for four years."