The quote did not imply the VP could. It DID say that if they want to they can really get in there WITH THE SENATORS AND MAKE GOOD POLICY.
When you do finally come up with a logical argument, let us know!
The rest of 'us' already know, woiyo. You may have noted the lack of support your side of the argument has garnered to date.
can attempt to influence Senators to vote a certain way. That doesn't mean it's in their job description. The VP's job description does not include doing anything at all in the Senate besides breaking tie votes.