Grim reminder: Pelosi would be president if Trump, Pence become incapacitated by COVID-19

Grim reminder: Pelosi would be president if Trump, Pence become incapacitated by COVID-19
Nancy Pelosi (Image: Twitter screen grab)

[Ed. – Fresh Hell Department]

The White House’s internal challenge with coronavirus has brought the official presidential line of succession into the forefront.

According to the Presidential Succession Act of 1947, the line of succession would go from President Trump to Vice President Mike Pence to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to Senate President Pro Tempore Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and then Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The Constitution states that “in Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office, the Same shall devolve on the Vice President, and the Congress may by Law provide for the Case of Removal, Death, Resignation or Inability, both of the President and Vice President declaring what Officer shall then act as President, and such Officer shall act accordingly, until the Disability be removed, or a President shall be elected.”

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