Kamala Sets VP Senate Tiebreaker Record

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during a meeting with Mongolia's Prime Minister Luvsannamsrain Oyun-Erdene in her ceremonial office on the White House complex in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Vice President Kamala Harris has achieved a historic milestone by breaking John C. Calhoun’s record for tiebreaking votes in the Senate with a total of 32.

This record was established as Harris, who is expected to remain in office for at least another 12 months and is seeking reelection, cast the tiebreaking vote on Tuesday.

The historic vote, which took place with a 51-50 margin, advanced President Joe Biden’s nominee, Loren AliKhan, to be a U.S. district judge for the District of Columbia. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted against Biden’s nominee, aligning with all Republicans, setting the stage for Harris’s decisive vote.