As expected, the vote was 50-50, triggering the remedy provided for in the Constitution, which is for the Vice President to break the tie.
- “The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided.”
Sen Chuck Schumer (D-NY) played his role in the on-going Democrats in La-La Land farce by tweeting:
Today @VP Mike Pence did something no one else has ever done: cast the tie breaking vote on his own cabinet nominee. #RiggedCabinet — Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) February 7, 2017
That’s definitely not ridiculous or anything.
- It’s not his cabinet. It’s President Trump’s.
- It’s not “rigged” to follow the procedures set out in the Constitution.
- It’s not “rigged” for the VP to vote for the person he wants.
Senator Schumer, you make me ashamed to be among your constituents.