Senator and Vice President of the United States: Can Kamala Harris Hold Both Positions at the Same Time?
Seth Barrett Tillman, Senator and Vice President of the United States: Can Kamala Harris Hold Both Positions at the Same Time?, JURIST–ACADEMIC COMMENTARY, Nov. 30, 2020, 5:46:13 PM,
6 Pages Posted: 30 Nov 2020 Last revised: 1 Dec 2020
Date Written: November 25, 2020
In 2012, Representative Paul Ryan (Wisconsin) ran for Vice President, as Governor Mitt Romney’s Republican running mate. On August 23, 2012, I published an article on Jurist discussing whether Representative Ryan, should he prevail in both elections, could concurrently hold both positions: representative and Vice President. It now appears that Senator Kamala Harris will be sworn in as Vice President on January 20, 2021. The legal issues involving dual-office holding in 2012 and 2021 are largely the same.
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