If Trump or any president is impeached why does the same party, the VP, become president?
- out2lunch4now2Lv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
That is how the Constitution set forth the line of succession. Read Amendment 25, Section 1.
- ChrisLv 62 months ago
Originally, the VP was the candidate who received the second most Electoral College ballots.
- martinLv 72 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.
- GTBLv 72 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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- hungryjoeLv 52 months ago
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 !
- MarkLv 72 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.
- 2 months ago
This way, an attempt at impeachment will not be partisan.
- Justin ThymeLv 72 months ago
The Senate will clear Trump of the phony charges.
- Mr PottimusLv 72 months ago
Joe biden was 0bumma's insurance....
- DixieLv 72 months ago
Same reason if the President was to die. Didn't you learn anything in school