Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 2 months ago

If Trump or any president is impeached why does the same party, the VP, become president?

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  • 2 months ago
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    That is how the Constitution set forth the line of succession. Read Amendment 25, Section 1.

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  • Chris
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Originally, the VP was the candidate who received the second most Electoral College ballots.

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  • martin
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    The VP is there to take the president's place, not when he's impeached, but when he's convicted by the 2/3 vote of the Senate, which actually never happened in the history of the USA.

  • GTB
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Because this is what is in the US Constitution, which clearly you have either not read or not learned. Go back and read what used to be something you had to master in elementary school.

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  • 2 months ago

    Dunno

    Doesn't seem right! If the head honcho is a crook and a scoundrel, chances are the whole bunch are contaminated and equally unfit for office!

    A new presidential election would seem to be the way forward if the present incumbent is removed from office !

  • Mark
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Because impeachment doesn't mean "removal from office".  It's more or less a vote of "no confidence" for the sitting president.  If a president were also removed from office (or resigned as Nixon did), the line of succession goes V.P to House leader.  I suggest you familiarise yourself with the US Constitution.

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  • 2 months ago

    This way, an attempt at impeachment will not be partisan.

    • out2lunch4now2
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      The current attempt is totally partisan, and political rather than criminal.

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  • 2 months ago

    The Senate will clear Trump of the phony charges.

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  • 2 months ago

    Joe biden was 0bumma's insurance....

  • Dixie
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Same reason if the President was to die. Didn't you learn anything in school

    • out2lunch4now2
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      dat blamed, useless gubmit skules!!

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