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Old 11-09-2019, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by CookingWithGas View Post
What an acting president can do legally and what they can do politically are two different things. Although an acting prez could start issuing executive orders that goes against the grain of the current administration's direction, he could get a lot of friction from WH staff, cabinet, Congress, etc.

No; it's not a hypothetical. VP Bush was acting president when Reagan was shot.
Well, Alexander Haig had things under control.