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Old 03-17-2020, 12:00 PM
RioRico is offline
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Originally Posted by DinoR View Post
If there is no Speaker, the next in line is President Pro Tem of the Senate. That would be the longest serving Senator of the party that was in the majority when the presidency is vacated.
The longest-serving majority senator is *usually* elected Pres Pro Tem but that's not required. It's been the practice in my lifetime.

Back to topic. Tramp may issue national declarations of emergency and martial law if he thinks it expedient - I can think of several terrible triggers - but as has been pointed out, he can stay in office by other means. Martial law is just another tool in his kit.