“I’d like to focus for a few minutes on the way the Senate is being run,” Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) said at a news conference on Tuesday.

He criticized Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for breaking Senate rules to “jam” through nominations and legislation.

“So as we end the year, it’s a tragedy the way the Senate is being run into the ground by basically one person. And I hope that one of the majority leader’s new year’s resolutions is going to be to operate the Senate in a quite different manner.”

McConnell is upset that the Senate will take up a defense authorization bill on Wednesday without allowing amendments.’