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Fri Oct 2, 2020, 07:56 PM

Constitutional question...

If Trump is temporarily incapacitated and Pence assumes the presidency during that time, would he still be eligible to cast a tie breaking senate vote?

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 07:57 PM

1. Doubt it.

 

But there could be 20-30 Senators with this.

This is a crisis already.

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:05 PM

2. Yes. He remains Vice President.

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:06 PM

3. He's merely assuming the power of the office

 

temporarily; he is still the Vice President during this period.

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:10 PM

4. Yes, as long as the incapacity is temporary. If the president died, the office of vice president

would be vacant until a new one was confirmed by both congressional chambers, or until January, and there would be no one to cast a tie breaking vote during that period.

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