HERE is how the Senate voted. The flag burning amendment went down by one vote - McConnell's was the deciding one.
Contrast that with these statements from McConnell on September 9th regarding the Koran burning. Via the AFP:
Senate Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell warned that the "stunt" risked endangering US troops in the field, while urging the news media to show restraint amid global outrage at the pastor's plans.In order to stay consistent, McConnell should have either kept his mouth shut or defended the church's right to carry through with their plans.
"If this group insists on going forward, I would hope that members of the media will not reward them with what they crave most: News coverage," McConnell said in a statement.
Regardless of where you come down on this Koran burning issue, McConnell seems to be more willing to prevent Koran burnings than U.S. flag burnings.
More at the AFP