Biden’s Supreme Court pick: Could Kamala Harris cast the tie-breaking vote for herself?
James Wallner, a senior fellow at the R Street Institute and a guru at legislative procedure, agrees that there’s nothing in the Constitution that could stop Harris from voting in her favor if all 50 Republicans rejected her hypothetical nomination.
“Under the Constitution, yes, the vice president casts the tie-breaking vote,” Wallner told Fox News Digital. “Now whether or not that’s in good taste is something else and it could very well lead to further politicization of the Supreme Court. But as a matter of procedure, it seems to be pretty straightforward. If there’s a tied vote, the Vice President is authorized by the Constitution to cast that tiebreaker.”