Kamala Harris will resign Senate seat Monday in run-up to inauguration

Kamala Harris will resign Senate seat Monday in run-up to inauguration

Vice President-elect 卡马拉·哈里斯 will resign her 参议院 seat on Monday – two days before she and President-elect 乔·拜登 are sworn in on Inauguration Day.

Harris’ stepping down will allow California Gov. 加文·纽瑟姆(Gavin Newsom) to appoint Alex Padilla, 一个 民主党人 who serves as secretary of state, to fill the final two years of her vacated position.

文件: Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks as she and President-elect Joe Biden introduce their nominees and appointees to key national security and foreign policy posts at The Queen theater, 在威尔明顿, 的.

文件: Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks as she and President-elect Joe Biden introduce their nominees and appointees to key national security and foreign policy posts at The Queen theater, 在威尔明顿, 的. (美联社)

She’s notified Gov. 新闻新闻, and has sent her formal indication that she will be resigning. And then she will make a formal announcement on Monday,” said a Harris aide, The Hill reported 在星期天.

Padilla will become the first Latino senator from the Golden State.

Harris will not give a farewell speech on the Senate floor because the chamber is not expected to convene until Tuesday.

VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT HARRIS WILL BE SWORN IN BY JUSTICE SONIA SOTOMAYOR

As vice president, Harris will be poised to cast any tie-breaking votes in the Senate that will be split 50-50 after Democrats Jon Ossoff and the Rev. 拉斐尔·沃诺克 are seated in the chamber.

They defeated incumbent GOP Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in a highly contested Senate runoff election佐治亚州 earlier this month.

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