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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 06:48 AM

10. Nixon nominated Ford, but he didn't become VP until confirmed by both the House and Senate

A Speaker could become president if there is no vice President in office at the time a president leaves office. The president and VP don't have to leave office simultaneously for this to happen.

If Nixon had been removed or resigned before the House and Senate confirmed Ford, Speaker Carl Albert would have become acting president. He could have then nominated a vice president, who would have had to be confirmed in order to take office. Had Albert not done so or his nominee weren't confirmed, the VP office would have remained vacant and the new Speaker would have been next in the line of succession.

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