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Gonzalez’s nomination for ICE director, in limbo for months, could soon go back to square one

December 14, 2021

“In a 50-50 Senate, it means that the Democrats have to have all their votes in alignment, and if they’re not picking up any Republican support, that means they have to have the vice president there in order to be able to go through their nominee, so there’s no margin of error,” said Max Stier, president and CEO of the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service, which studies the confirmation process.