Are there any high-profile confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill? Jesse Watters, Fox News, reported Tuesday night that Chad Pergram, Fox News’ congressional correspondent, “has been hearing whispers suggesting that there might be some new high-profile confirmation hearings in the House of Representatives.”
“Why is this such a big deal?” The House doesn’t confirm normal nominees but it confirms vice presidential nominees. Watters wondered if this has anything to do with Kamala Harris.
Recent reports suggest that there is a lot of dysfunction and tension behind the scenes at the White House. Kamala Harris doesn’t like the role she has been given and her allies accuse Biden of racism because they favor Transportation Secretary Buttigieg.
Watters was told by Pergram that there is a lot of speculation right now about the fate of VP Harris, and her lagging poll results. “As you all know, I love the Congressional process and its mechanics. A friend who is very familiar with Capitol Hill sent me a message suggesting that I learn more about the process of confirming a vacancy for Vice President in both the Senate and the House.
Pergram quickly clarified that although this is not to suggest that there is something going on here, he did say that he had done his research, particularly about the process.
After Richard Nixon’s resignation, Nelson Rockefeller was the last vice president confirmed by Congress. When he filled in for Vice President Spiro Agne, Ford was himself confirmed by Congress as Nixon’s vice-president.
These rumors may be juicy, but it is highly unlikely that the first female of color vice president will ever be asked for her resignation.