Democratic Senator undergoes brain surgery, shaking up 50-50 Senate before Supreme Court battle

On news that has a major impact on the feasibility of Biden confirming his Supreme Court pick, Democratic Senator Ben Ray Lujan has suffered a stroke and had to undergo brain surgery.

While Lujan is expected to recover, his absence from the Senate has major implications, given the partisan 50-50 split.

Conservative Brief reports:

While all thoughts and prayer should be for his full and speedy recovery, there are some politics at play here as well.

President Joe Biden needs a minimum of 50 Senators to vote for his Supreme Court pick with Vice President Kamala Harris serving as the tiebreaker.

And it’s not just the Supreme Court either.