(FixThisNation.com) – As Vice President Harris enters her third year in office she finds herself at a crossroads according to one Democratic strategist who noted that she needs to show her support to President Biden who is hoping to be reelected, while also presenting herself as a suitable candidate to become the President.
Harris will also need to make it clear that everything she is doing is supporting the President and not her own agenda.
According to a FiveThirtyEight poll Harris’ current approval ratings are low with only around 40 percent approving of her performance while 50 percent disapproving of it. A second strategist has pointed to the polls to note that Harris does not seem to possess the “dominant sway that most Democrats would want her to have in a few years as the standard-bearer of the party.” However, he added that this year could be used for her to show that she can “get there.”
In 2023, with Democrats having 51 seats in the Senate, Harris’ tie breaking vote will not be as necessary as it had been in previous years. This could potentially mean that she will have a lot more freedom and flexibility and will not be as tied down having to spend most of her time in the Capitol in the last two years. During her so far time as vice president, Harris has cast 26 tie-breaking votes. These votes allowed for the Democrats’ sweeping climate and tax bill to pass. The tiebreak vote was also essential for the approval of Biden’s nominees, including Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.
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