by Shelt Garner
I am prone to think up the most fucked up political scenarios and I’ve come up a new one. At the moment, we have an “acting” Speaker of the House. My question is — if the absolute worst happened, would Rep. Patrick McHenry be in the line of presidential succession? Or would it go directly to the Senate’s President Pro Temp?
The fact that that is not know for a fact one way or another is very unnerving. I remember how Al Haig made an ass out of himself after Reagan was shot by saying, “I am in charge,” even though he clearly wasn’t.
The only reason why I even bring it up is the longer we’re in this fucking up situation, the more likely it is that Something Bad might happen that would force the issue. And the last thing you want in a crisis situation is the massive uncertainty of who the fuck the president is.
And that doesn’t even begin to address the lingering issue of no one has challenged the Presidential Succession Act. I just don’t like the idea that America could be in some massive, earth shattering crisis and rather than address the issue at hand, we’ll all have to collective sit on our hands while we figure out if McHenry is POTUS or not.
Anyway, this is just more of my usual “hysterical doom shit.” Move along, there’s nothing to see here.