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SPEAKER: WHITE HOUSE DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY DANA PERINO
QUESTION: Part of the rationale the Vice President’s Office gave is that as president of the Senate he’s part of the legislature — that he was legislative branch, almost distancing himself from the executive branch.
PERINO: You know, I saw those reports yesterday, as well. And I think that while that’s an interesting constitutional discussion about the separation of powers and different branches, between executive branch and legislative branch and different functions, under the role — as his unique role as the vice president of the United States.