McConnell also dismissed a question about if he was losing confidence in Trump and directed questions about how much time Trump spends at properties he owns, like Mar-A-Lago, to the White House.
Asked if he had concerns about Trump's ability to handle classified information, McConnell responded with a simple "no". "I think the diplomacy part of what we do overseas is a lot cheaper than the use of the military and frequently has a pretty good return on investment".
Garland name's was floated last week by Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, a senior lawmaker.
It was always going to be a long shot for Garland to replace Comey, particularly after the outrage that came from the base of the Republican Party when Lee published a tweet voicing his support for Garland. Richard Burr, R-N.C., chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in an email Tuesday that the committee had requested "additional information on recent reports about alleged dissemination of intelligence information" from the White House.More news: With Merkel and PM, France's new president wastes no time
"As President I wanted to share with Russian Federation (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety", Trump tweeted. Reagan followed the custom of picking a judge, though not from across the aisle, with Republican William Sessions, a former judge in the Western District of Texas.
Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who chairs the Foreign Relations Committee, offered less than a vote of confidence when asked if Trump could still be trusted with classified information.
"The Secretary of the Treasury, and [Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)] and myself are trying to reach an agreement on a proposal that we can all agree to start with", he said. Aides have said he hopes for a full explanation from the White House.
"It probably wouldn't pass the Senate", McConnell told Bloomberg news on Tuesday, referring to the border tax. "I don't know which ones will lead to further investigation", he said.
"The disclosure of highly classified information has the potential to jeopardize sources and to discourage our allies from sharing future information vital to our security", Sen.