Don’t Know Much About History

As this tweet demonstrates,  should never be considered an authoritative source for Real World information—While it is true that Speaker Pelosi is next in line after the Vice President in the order of succession, Section 2 of the 25th Amendment specifies that the President (i.e., President Pence if Donald Trump were removed from office) “shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.” Note the use of the word shall. President Pence would be required to nominate a new Vice President subject to the approval of both houses of Congress. When the new VP was sworn in, the Speaker would move back to her proper place in line.

Section 2 has been triggered twice. When Vice President Agnew resigned, President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford to replace him. Congress confirmed that nomination. When President Nixon resigned and Gerald Ford became President, President Ford nominated Nelson Rockefeller as VP, and Congress confirmed him.

Perhaps the kids over at Vox think that Mike Pence couldn’t think of a sufficiently non-controversial nominee for VP and that the office would remain vacant until after the next election. Or maybe they’re too young and too ignorant of History to remember or know what happened 45 years ago.

Or both.

7 thoughts on “Don’t Know Much About History

  1. I see articles like this from “major” media as well. I always wonder if they are just too lazy to fact check before printing or do they know what they are printing is false and rely on the stupidity of their readers blindly believe that they are told.

  2. In theory the House could hang up a replacement VP for Pence. Ok. In theory the Browns could win the Super Bowl. Possible–but highly unlikely.

    Nancy should not bother measuring the drapes in the Oval Office.

  3. The headline on the article specifies that if they both went down together, then Pelosi would be President. Except there are no articles of impeachment pending against Pence. So how is this even a possible scenario?

    • Because “Orange Man Bad!” You are correct on both points – they do say if both go down together, and they fail to mention that isn’t what is happening. Just more Liberal power-grabbing p0rn.

  4. I believe it’s completely plausible that the House Democrats would refuse to approve ANY nominee from Lance in their quest to destroy the Republic.

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