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localroger

(3,654 posts)
2. At this point it would probably stay vacant since the time til inauguration is so short
Mon Jan 11, 2021, 06:31 PM
Jan 2021

Of course that meant if something happened to Trump himself the last few days of his term would be served by Nancy Pelosi.

localroger

(3,654 posts)
5. Well Nancy Pelosi could if she wanted to hehe
Mon Jan 11, 2021, 06:49 PM
Jan 2021

The thing is you can't fill the VP seat by "acting" or recess appointment, it has to be confirmed and it can stay vacant if necessary while that process carries through because the main role of the VP is to be available if something happens to the President, and that can be someone further down on the succession list if necessary.

mercuryblues

(14,629 posts)
8. There is also the impeachment trial to deal with
Mon Jan 11, 2021, 08:21 PM
Jan 2021

if turtle face calls the Senate into session.

turtle Mctraitor face will leave the seat vacant to avoid that risk.

DFW

(55,159 posts)
4. Actually, Pence would probably greatly enhance his future job prospects if he DID resign now
Mon Jan 11, 2021, 06:37 PM
Jan 2021

Fox Noise would probably offer him a $400,000 a year job just to have a recent former VP among its commentators, and (by Fox standards), his rep would be relatively unsoiled. If he chooses to go down with the Trump ship, his star quality is greatly diminished, and thus so does his value to any future employer. I'd say 80% to 85% of his worth to any future employer goes down with the Trump ship.

 

DanieRains

(4,619 posts)
9. Pence Is Sticking Around In Case He Has To 25th Asshole
Mon Jan 11, 2021, 08:26 PM
Jan 2021

We actually should thank him.

Crazy huh? Thanking Pence.....

BobTheSubgenius

(11,650 posts)
10. I thought he said the 25th is off the table.
Mon Jan 11, 2021, 08:59 PM
Jan 2021

Whether he considers it that, or not, it seems pretty weak that the VP and only the VP has to be involved. I wonder what the thinking on that stipulation might have been.

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