What happens if both the president and VP die?

October 4, 2019 Off By idswater

What happens if both the president and VP die?

The order of succession specifies that the office passes to the vice president; if the vice presidency is simultaneously vacant, or if the vice president is also incapacitated, the powers and duties of the presidency pass to the speaker of the House of Representatives, president pro tempore of the Senate, and then …

What happens when the vice president becomes president?

However, when the vice president becomes president, the speaker does not move into the office of vice president. The legislation only specifies who is to become president. When the position of vice president becomes vacant, the 25th Amendment states:

What happens in the case of a president leaving office?

“In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President,” reads the U.S. Constitution. This has happened throughout American history. When President Abraham Lincoln died, his vice president, Andrew Johnson, became president.

Who is in the line of succession to the presidency?

The current Presidential Succession Act was adopted in 1947, and last revised in 2006. The line of succession follows the order of Vice President, Speaker of the House of Representatives, President pro tempore of the Senate, and then the eligible heads of federal executive departments who form the president’s Cabinet.

Who is next in line to the presidency in the event of incapacity?

The first succession law was enacted in the Second Congress of both houses in May of 1792. Section 8 said that in the event of the incapacity of both the President and Vice President, the President pro tempore of the US Senate was next in line, followed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

However, when the vice president becomes president, the speaker does not move into the office of vice president. The legislation only specifies who is to become president. When the position of vice president becomes vacant, the 25th Amendment states:

Who is next in line for the presidency if the VP dies?

The next person in line to the presidency is the Speaker of the House. However, if the VP dies in office while POTUS is still alive, POTUS can appoint (subject to congressional approval) a new VP, as can a VP once he becomes President.

“In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President,” reads the U.S. Constitution. This has happened throughout American history. When President Abraham Lincoln died, his vice president, Andrew Johnson, became president.

What happens if a president or vice president becomes incapacitated?

It took the assassination of John F. Kennedy for Congress to pass the 25th Amendment laying out a clear protocol with the 25th Amendment for what happens if the president or vice president resigns, becomes incapacitated or disabled, or dies.