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Presidential Line of Succession

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posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 05:43 PM
I've read a lot of political posts where people are talking about "who would take control" if, if, if.
The problem I see, is that people love to rant without being educated on certain subjects. Especially when bringing up martial law and who would become president if we the people fight back.
Well, if there wasn't a total annihilation of everyone in government, the list stands as this. It will change come January 20th, and I will come back and update it if you all want the info to be on ATS.
This list is in order, from top to bottom, of who would take control of the presidency.

1. Vice President - Joe Biden
2. Speaker of the House of Representatives - Paul Ryan
3. President Pro Tempore of the Senate - Orrin Hatch
4. Secretary of State - John Kerry
5. Secretary of the Treasury - Jack Lew
6. Secretary of Defense - Ash Carter
7. Attorney General - Loretta Lynch
8. Secretary of the Interior - Sally Jewell ***Not eligible - Not born a US citizen
9. Secretary of Agriculture - Tom Vilsack
10. Secretary of Commerce - Penny Pritzker
11. Secretary of Labor - Tom Perez
12. Secretary of Health and Human Services - Sylvia Mathews Burwell
13. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development - Julian Castro
14. Secretary of Transportation - Anthony Foxx
15. Secretary of Energy - Ernest Moniz
16. Secretary of Education - John King
17. Secretary of Veteran Affairs - Bob McDonald
18. Secretary of Homeland Security - Jeh Johnson

After these 18 people die, or pass on their obligation, it takes an act of Congress to choose a new president.

(post by HUMBLEONE removed for political trolling and baiting)

posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 06:36 PM

originally posted by: HUMBLEONE
That great but where is The First Lumberjack in all this? Barry, you really must take better care of Michael, she should be ahead of Biden!

Who is Michael?

posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 06:50 PM
a reply to: RiptKeys

Thanks for the thread here. Its something not a lot of non-American members know about. ie: "What if Obama wants to stay?"-type questions.

In America, we have this line of succesion for the very reason if all of them except two say...are in the same place and the room gets nuked...then next in line takes over the continuity of government.

This is why in 911...when the towers got hit...the Sec. Service carried V.P. Cheney up and out to a safe case next... some enemy attacking would possibly take out Bush. All the others in line where whisked away too then for that very reason..all to separate them for safety.

And the "secret bunker" idea? Its a commonly accepted assumption...the President takes to the air and stays airborne and least until intel defines whats going on.

Welocome to ATS, and thanks again for the thread!


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