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Old 11-07-2019, 11:25 PM
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Getting back to the OP's actual question, Article I, Section 1, Clause 6 provides that if both the presidency and vice-president are unable to act, the officer designated by Congress "shall act as President" until the disability is removed or a President is elected.

So that sounds like the SecState in this hypothetical can carry out all the functions of the President, but only until the Prez or Veep turns up/recovers from coma/finished hiking the Appalachian trail, or there's a new president elected.
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