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Old 10-07-2019, 05:33 PM
Hari Seldon is offline
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I think the VP has the right to preside, call on Senators to speak and enforce the rules. He has no power, AFAIK, to influence the agenda and certainly not to call a vote. Also he breaks ties. That is why the election will lead to total gridlock unless the Dems win the presidency and pick up at least three senate seats. Hopefully including McConnell who has weaponized his position. The senate sets its own rules that don't leave much space for the VP.