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Old 11-07-2019, 11:15 PM
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But in the hypothetical given by the OP, there is no Vice-President, because the SecState is next in line. The Veep, Speaker and President pro tem are all either MIA or dead for the SecState to be acting President, during the "inability" of the Prez to act.

Since there's no Veep, the 25th can't be invoked. The vacancy would be temporarily filled by the SecState under the Presidential Succession Act.
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