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Speaker of House is next in line for POTUS behind VP. We do not have one. If something happens to both Biden and Harris, who becomes POTUS?

Posted - January 4, 2023

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  • 845
    After Speaker of the House comes President pro-tempore of the Senate, then comes the Secretary of State (memories of Al Haig float by).
      January 4, 2023 5:01 PM MST
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  • 32920
    So it would skip to Senate Pro Tempore...
      January 4, 2023 5:59 PM MST
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  • 845
    Yes: https://www.usa.gov/presidents#item-35877
      January 4, 2023 7:09 PM MST
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  • 13261
    A highly unlikely scenario.
      January 4, 2023 5:58 PM MST
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  • 32920
    I did not ask the likelihood or say it was going to happen...
      January 4, 2023 6:02 PM MST
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  • 5453
    Until a Speaker of the House gets chosen, it would be Senator Patty Murray.
      January 4, 2023 7:15 PM MST
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  • 2898
    She was sworn in yesterday.  Funny how not that long ago, she was at risk of losing her Senate set and now she's second in line to the presidency. This post was edited by Spunky at January 5, 2023 10:29 AM MST
      January 5, 2023 8:06 AM MST
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