Kamala Harris Resigns From Senate Ahead of Biden Inauguration

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This morning, Kamala Harris stepped down from her current position on the U.S. Senate. This comes two days before she takes the role of Vice President under Joe Biden. While she is resigning now, her new position as VP would have her overseeing and presiding over the Senate.

In her resignation, she acknowledged this new power.

“Since our nation’s founding, only 268 tie-breaking votes have been cast by a Vice President. I intend to work tirelessly as your Vice President, including, if necessary, fulfilling this Constitutional duty,” Harris wrote in her statement.

Future tie-breaking votes could come down to her. And that is pretty scary considering she has consistently voted left of even Senator Bernie Sanders.