Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The United States Presidential Succession

If the President of the United States is either impeached or resigns, what is the list of succession?  This is the current list, keeping in mind that it was just reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied to the Senate Committee that investigated and approved him; the nominee for Agriculture, Governor Sonny Perdue, has not yet been approved; and that the man for Labor, Alex Acosta, is not yet approved...
1.   The Vice President   -  Mike Pence
2.   The Speaker of the House  - Paul Ryan
3.   The President Pro Tempore of the Senate  -  Orrin Hatch
4.   Secretary of State  - Rex W Tillerson
5.   Secretary of Treasury  - Steven Mnuchin
6.   Secretary of Defense  - James Mattis
7.   The Attorney General  - Jeff Sessions
8.   Secretary of Interior  - Ryan Zinke
9.   Secretary of Agriculture  - Sonny Perdue
10. Secretary of Commerce  - Wilbur Ross
11. Secretary of Labor  - Alex Acosta
12. Secretary of Health & Human Services  - Tom Price
13. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development - Dr. Ben Carson
14. Secretary of Transportation  - Elaine Chao
15. Secretary of Energy  - Rick Perry
16. Secretary of Education  - Betsy DeVos
17. Secretary of Veterans Affairs  - David Shulkin
18. Secretary of Homeland Security  - John Kelly

The only person on this list with any real governing experience, to my knowledge, is the Vice-President...  and he has such close ties to the President, that I think if "45" goes down, so will Pence.
The thought of any of the others as President of the United States chills my blood...
   We'll have to see what happens with tonight's investigative reporting....

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