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Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:16 PM

If Pence gets caught up in the traitors web can the gop get their speaker into the WH? Assuming

Mueller reveals all before Jan?

A scenario I shudder to consider.

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Reply If Pence gets caught up in the traitors web can the gop get their speaker into the WH? Assuming (Original post)
BSdetect Nov 2018 OP
Squinch Nov 2018 #1
BSdetect Nov 2018 #5
SHRED Nov 2018 #2
In It to Win It Nov 2018 #9
2naSalit Nov 2018 #3
Just a Weirdo Nov 2018 #4
exboyfil Nov 2018 #6
Jarqui Nov 2018 #7
unblock Nov 2018 #8
marble falls Nov 2018 #10
DFW Nov 2018 #11
ginnyinWI Nov 2018 #13
DFW Nov 2018 #14
bitterross Nov 2018 #15
EffieBlack Nov 2018 #12

Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:17 PM

1. Third in line is Speaker of the House. Pelosi.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:19 PM

5. But she is not yet there?

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:17 PM

2. Another question...

 

Would that change when Nancy takes over?

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Response to SHRED (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:26 PM

9. Not if it were to happen right now. If it happens after January 3, 2019... Madam President Pelosi

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:18 PM

3. Won't happen before 1/3/19.

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:19 PM

4. Nope.

 

Pence will be resigning the minute Trump's gone. There is way too much baggage for Pence, and it won't be pretty once it is revealed.



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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:23 PM

6. Neither are going anyplace

It will take a corrupt deal to get Trump out of office, and the Democrats are not dealing.

You will never get 18-19 Republican Senators to vote to impeach.

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:24 PM

7. They can just do what Nixon and the GOP did in the 70s

Have the VP (Spiro Agnew in 1973, Pence today) fall on their sword first. Then the President picks a new VP (potentially minority leader) from the GOP to replace them so that when the president falls on his sword, the GOP continue to control the Oval Office.

Like everyone else, the GOP don't care about Trump or Pence. With the Dems taking the House, it is time for them to get ready for 2020 - which probably means throwing Trump under the bus in the best way for them to garner public support.

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:25 PM

8. no republican will ever cooperate in handing the white house over to a democrat.

all a republican senate needs is about an hour between pence and donnie going for a new republican veep to be nominated and confirmed. absent a death or two, pelosi will not be president, and the new republican president is unlikely to be ryan, either.

in any event, even if mueller revealed damning information/indictments/whatever tomorrow, donnie would neither resign nor be impeached for months. these things take some time to play out.

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:29 PM

10. No. It will take longer than a month to remove anyone from office. President Pelosi will ...

be much, much more likely.

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:32 PM

11. Don't assume for a second that Pence would resign just because Trump did

No matter what evidence there was out there against him, Pence would launch his own evil crusade the second he took the oath of office, and he would bring the temple's walls down around him before ever voluntarily surrendering the Oval Office to Nancy Pelosi.

No chance this happens before January third 2019, and probably (unfortunately) not before Inauguration Day 2020 either. Mueller would have to have something more explosive than C-4 in his arsenal (not that I'm counting that out altogether).

We can always hope.

Funny thing is, Pelosi had to have known Pence when they were both Congresscritters. I wonder if she has some recollection of interacting with him while he was there (although he may have considered it taboo talking to any "mother" other than his own...).

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Response to DFW (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:55 PM

13. Pence isn't Agnew, so yeah.

Agnew had an overwhelming amount of crimes and took the resignation to avoid a long stretch in prison. Pence as far as we know, is relatively clean.

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Response to ginnyinWI (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:59 PM

14. Even if he's not

He'll THINK the Lord forgave his trespasses even as he forgave...uh...well, he'll get back to us on that.

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Response to DFW (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 03:31 PM

15. Yep, Pence is the lying for God/Jesus is okay type.

 

He's certain all of his lies and actions are in service to his mythological skydaddy. So he's forgiven for lying to other men.

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:36 PM

12. No.

 

The Speaker doesn't move into the vice presidency upon a vacancy - vacancy in the VP slot is filled by the president with the approval of both houses of Congress. The Speaker only becomes President if the president dies, resigns or is removed and there is no vice president.

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