For John, BLUF: This is a quick look at the line of succession for President of the United States. Nothing to see here; just move along.
The table below list the statatory line of succession should anything happen to the President, or the President and others on the list of succession. It is like the TV Show Designated Survivor.
|Vice President||Kamala Harris||Democratic|
|Speaker of the House of Rep||Nancy Pelosi||Democratic|
|President pro tempore of the Senate||Patrick Leahy||Democratic|
|Secretary of State||Antony Blinken||Democratic|
|Secretary of the Treasury||Janet Yellen||Democratic|
|Secretary of Defense||Lloyd Austin||Unknown|
|Attorney General||Merrick Garland||Unknown|
|Secretary of the Interior||Deb Haaland||Democratic|
|Secretary of Agriculture||Tom Vilsack||Democratic|
|Secretary of Commerce||Gina Raimondo||Democratic|
|Secretary of Labor||Marty Walsh||Democratic|
|Secretary of Health and Human Services||Xavier Becerra||Democratic|
|Secretary of Housing and Urban Development||Marcia Fudge||Democratic|
|Secretary of Transportation||Pete Buttigieg||Democratic|
|Secretary of Education||Miguel Cardona||Democratic|
|Secretary of Veterans Affairs||Denis McDonough||Democratic|
In reviewing the list, which of the first seven do you think are ready to be President? Who would be better at the job than President Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr, and his team?
We have people expressing concern that President Biden is in ill health. There are some who talk about use of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment to deal with President Biden. Moving to sucession without thinking about what comes next is poor planning.♠ For example, Senator Leahy is two years older than President Biden.
It is worth while thinking of the top seven in the list above. Which of them would be a step up from President Biden and his Team.
Regards — Cliff
♠ For example, before President Nixon was pressured to resign, back in 1974, the system went against Vice President Spiroo Agnew, forcing his resignation, and replacement by the House Minority Leader, Gerald Ford.