Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentElections · 8 years ago

Presidential Order of Succession-?

What's a reason that someone on the presidential order of succession could not fulfill there spot as president? Is there a certain thing?

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  • Map
    Lv 6
    8 years ago
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    Your first answer is correct. If someone does not meet the requirements then that office is skipped and the next in line would move up one spot.

    With the exception of the Speaker & the President Pro Tempore of the Senate the cabinet is in line according to the order each of the offices became a cabinet position. My personal opinion is the Speaker and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate should be at the end of the list but they are the ones that voted and they were able to put themselves at the top of the line.

    Now if the Vice President becomes President then he/she has the right to pick a new Vice President and so we have never had to go below the Vice President.

    But here is the list with the person holding the office.

    1. Vice President of the United States Joe Biden (D)

    2. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R)

    3. President pro tempore of the Senate Daniel Inouye (D)

    4. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (D)

    5. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner (I)

    6. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (D)

    7. Attorney General Eric Holder (D)

    8. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar (D)

    9. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (D)

    10. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson (D)

    11. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis (D)

    12. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius (D)

    13. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan (D)

    14. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood (R)

    15. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu (D)

    16, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (D)

    17. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki (No Declared Party)

    18. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano (D)


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  • Doug B
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Sure. If a person in the line of succession does not meet the requirements to be President as set forth in Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution, they get skipped. For example, Henry Kissinger was in the line of succession as Secretary of State, but since he had been born in Germany, he could not serve as President. If, by some miracle, the House elected a Speaker who was below the age of 35, he could not serve since the Constitution requires that the President be at least 35 years of age.

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  • 3 years ago

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