situation that would arise should the president, vice president, speaker of the House, and president pro
tempore of the Senate become incapacitated during Friday’s inauguration, asking who would be the “designated survivor” to take over the presidency.
to the secretary of state, but should he be incapacitated as well, then it would fall on the other
which, as Breitbart reported Thursday, allowed CNN to note that the Obama administration could
possibly remain in power.
it won’t be a Trump Cabinet secretary, since none of them have been confirmed yet. It will be an
are two lines of succession, one that is already in place and one that will not be in place until the
inauguration is over.
and actually formally nominates and the Senate confirms his people,” Fortier said. “You might
actually end up with a president from the prior administration because of a tragedy.”
Trump’s nominee to head the State Department, will not be confirmed by then, the person to take
over the position could be Obama appointee Tom Shannon, the undersecretary for political affairs.
Bill Clinton’s State of the Union addresses.
survivor,” Todd said.” He left Washington and went to his daughter’s apartment in Manhattan
but he wasn’t alone. The role is a serious one and he says he was accompanied by a doctor,
a military officer with access to the nuclear codes, and the Secret Service.”