Dodger wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:22 am
a serious threat to national security as well.
What do you see as that threat? In my opinion, the most serious threat to national security is Trump himself.
I am also wondering just how ill he really is. The White House has highly sophisticated medical facilities, but Trump has been admitted to the Walter Reed Hospital. I'm not so sure we are being told the truth about his condition and/or prognosis. I guess we'll know soon enough.
Jun wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:07 pm
I was under the impression that the vice President is the answer to your questions.
That's not how it works. There is nothing to legally confirm that and also there is no precedent. It would be charting totally new territory.
Pence would not necessarily be the candidate for president. It would be up to the Republican National Committee to nominate the presidential candidate. And, of course, the candidate would have to accept the nomination. I wonder if Pence would accept. If I were him, I would not.
Then, of course, the question would be if those involved could quickly reach an agreement on who the nominee ought to be and whether their choice would accept the nomination. Along with that, there would likely be even more chaos from those who are not involved, but think they should be involved.
I have a feeling no matter what happens, Congress will be coming up with new laws to cover this kind of eventuality. And if their new laws are challenged on Constitutional grounds, what happens next could very well end up being decided by the Supreme Court.
Maybe they would nominate their greatest candidate ever . . .
We'll see how this all plays out.