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Ted Hoppe
03-13-2018, 07:45 PM
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Vice President (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vice_President_of_the_United_States)
Mike Pence (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Pence) (R)


2
Speaker of the House of Representatives (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speaker_of_the_United_States_House_of_Representati ves)
Paul Ryan (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Ryan) (R)


3
President pro tempore of the Senate (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_pro_tempore_of_the_United_States_Senate)
Orrin Hatch (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orrin_Hatch) (R)


4
Secretary of State (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Secretary_of_State)
Micheal Pompeo (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Pompeo) (R)[a] (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_line_of_succession#cite _note-ActingSecretary-5)


5
Secretary of the Treasury (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Secretary_of_the_Treasury)
Steven Mnuchin (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Mnuchin) (R)


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Secretary of Defense (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Secretary_of_Defense)
Jim Mattis (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Mattis) (I)


7
Attorney General (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Attorney_General)
Jeff Sessions (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Sessions) (R)


8
Secretary of the Interior (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Secretary_of_the_Interior)
Ryan Zinke (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_Zinke) (R)


9
Secretary of Agriculture (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Secretary_of_Agriculture)
Sonny Perdue (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Perdue) (R)


10
Secretary of Commerce (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Secretary_of_Commerce)
Wilbur Ross (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilbur_Ross) (R)


11
Secretary of Labor (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Secretary_of_Labor)
Alex Acosta (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Acosta) (R)


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Secretary of Health and Human Services (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Secretary_of_Health_and_Human_Servic es)
Alex Azar (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Azar) (R)


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Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Secretary_of_Housing_and_Urban_Devel opment)
Ben Carson (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Carson) (R)



Secretary of Transportation (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Secretary_of_Transportation)
Elaine Chao (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elaine_Chao) (R)[b] (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_line_of_succession#cite _note-6)


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Secretary of Energy (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Secretary_of_Energy)
Rick Perry (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Perry) (R)


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Secretary of Education (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Secretary_of_Education)
Betsy DeVos (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betsy_DeVos) (R)


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Secretary of Veterans Affairs (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Secretary_of_Veterans_Affairs)
David Shulkin (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Shulkin) (I)


17
Secretary of Homeland Security (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Secretary_of_Homeland_Security)




Now or you can say "OH! SH!TISKI !!!!"

skuthorp
03-13-2018, 07:53 PM
Not a confidence enhancing procession is it? Deliberately so of course so Donald cannot be challenged intellectually as well as authoratively.

OTOH, and old time Communist I once knew would see it as a blueprint for fomenting a revolution. And then taking over.

TomF
03-13-2018, 07:56 PM
So, impeach the top tier after the midterms, once the House flips. :)

skuthorp
03-13-2018, 08:02 PM
And that won't happen even if the Dems get control. Precedent can make a Rep. with a dodgy background re lobbyists somewhat nervous.

Same old same old.

Ted Hoppe
03-13-2018, 08:06 PM
We could expect to see a move from the Koch Brothers - Pompeo has proven to be a loyalist to Koch. Trump as a wild card, Pence in a Russian barrel, Ryan too lazy, Hatch unable to serve the term do to health and ability.

Canoeyawl
03-13-2018, 08:42 PM
Pence is a puppet of Koch

Ted Hoppe
03-13-2018, 09:15 PM
Pence is a puppet of Koch

A Pence & Pampeo setup might wiggle a wonder.

Mcjim
03-14-2018, 03:22 AM
So only the top three are democratically elected?
Asking as a surprised non-USAian.

LeeG
03-14-2018, 03:47 AM
Ted, the “oh ****ski” problems I see don’t have the list of succession in it. Trumps lack of impulse control, preference for displays of power and undermining of diplomacy cedes to the Pentagon the initiative in foreign policy. There are many places in the world Trump can “look presidential” and with Pompeo as SoS he’s more likely to have support for those displays than Tillerson.