Vice President Kamala Harris broke a longstanding record in the Senate on Tuesday.
With a vote to bust a 50-50 standoff and advance the nomination of Loren AliKhan to be a U.S. district judge, Harris surpassed the 191-year-old record of 31 tie-breaking votes set by John C. Calhoun, who served as vice president from 1825 to 1832 under Presidents John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined with Republicans in voting against invoking cloture.
“Today is historic,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) after the vote. “Vice President Harris has just cast her 32nd tie-breaking vote, the most tiebreakers ever. I join all of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle thanking the vice president for her leadership and for making the work of the Senate possible.”
.@VP Kamala Harris cast her record 32nd tie-breaking vote in the Senate to advance the nomination of Loren AliKhan to be a U.S. district judge.
The record was previously held by John C. Calhoun, who served as VP from 1825 to 1832 under Presidents Quincy Adams and Jackson. pic.twitter.com/zMSwyjGOTH
— CSPAN (@cspan) December 5, 2023
Schumer went on to credit Harris for helping Senate…
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