In an interview with Fox News Sunday yesterday, McConnell told host Chris Wallace that a new Supreme Court justice must have the approval of the National Rifle Association (NRA).

Ian Millhiser of ThinkProgress explains the two right-wing organizations that McConnell thinks should have control over approving the Supreme Court nominees; the NFIB has fought hard against both the Affordable Care Act and raising the minimum wage. The NRA is well-known for its opposition to gun safety laws. The group, and therefore McConnell, oppose Garland’s nomination because of two cases, Parker v. District of Columbia and National Rifle Association v. Reno, in which Garland’s decisions did not fall strongly in favor of the NRA.