Vice President Mike Pence has broken a lot of ties in the U.S. Senate in under two years. How many ties has Pence broken? More than any other VP at this stage of his tenure, according to Fox News’ Chad Pergram:
On Pence breaking tie on Senate procedural vote today. This is Pence’s 11th tiebreaking ballot in the Senate, and 2nd in as many days. This puts Pence ahead of Vice President John Breckenridge who broke 10 Senate ties
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) November 29, 2018
That’s in part at least thanks (or NO thanks) to Sen. Jeff Flake:
ANOTHER SQUEAKER. @VP Pence just broke a 49-49 tie to advance nomination of controversial judicial nom, Jonathan Kobes.
This after Sen. @JeffFlake withdrew his no vote, as a means to offset the absences of Sen. Inhofe, who would have been a yes.
Neither Flake nor Inhofe voted.
— Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) November 29, 2018
Pence could end up shattering the tie-breaker record.
He has a long way to go to catch Adams and Calhoun! But, at this rate . . .
— Teddy Baldwin (@teddybaldwinDC) November 29, 2018
Let's hope the next Senate doesn't need to rely on Pence. https://t.co/DimOIpLsU4
— Le Borgne (@ScottTBrower1) November 29, 2018
Time will tell!