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originally posted by: Sookiechacha
a reply to: IAMTAT
As Speaker of the House, Speaker Pelosi represents the House which represents all the American people. Just like Mitch McConnel represents the Senate, and the Senate represents all the American people.
Whether you like or voted for your state representaives, they still represent you.
As a branch of the US government, the House and the Senate, Congress, represent all Americans, as well as all the residents within the borders of the USA. Congress is the Legislative Branch of the US government.
The other 2 branches of the US government are the Judicial, which is represented by all the federal and circuit courts, as well as the Supreme Court, and the Executive branch, which is represented by the President, the Vice President and all of the Cabinet.
As Speaker of the House, mathematically, Mrs. Pelosi personally represents more individuals than Trump personally does.
Pelosi represents the citizens of her district in CA.
you correctly state that the President represents the entire Executive branch
Please illuminate me to your version of the branches of the US government! Who, in your version of government, is next in line for the presidency, should the VP become incapacitated?
Besides being a representatives of her district, as a Congress woman, as Speaker of the House she represents all the representatives, even yours! Ergo, the Speaker of the House represents you.
And, the executive branch includes at least a dozen cabinet heads, as well as the Vice President, and the Military. Betsy DeVos, for example represents the Department of Education, its students, its teachers and its administrators, not President Trump.
If the Vice President becomes incapacitated, the President appoints a replacement with Senate approval.