President Pelosi? Coronavirus Hitting White House Staff Has Bill Kristol, Others Speculating Trump and Pence Taken Out by Virus
With news last week that close aides to President Trump and Vice President Pence tested positive for the COVID-19 Chinese coronavirus, speculation led by never-Trumper Bill Kristol has arisen about a scenario where Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), second in the line of succession, becomes president after Trump and Pence are taken down by the virus at the same time.
The measured scenarios by the likes of Kristol, Forbes writer Seth Cohen and Just the News’ Nicholas Ballasy envision Trump and Pence being incapacitated by the virus while others hope for a more final transition of power.
“Straightforward from here:* President Trump has to self-quarantine due to possible exposure to coronavirus, can’t fulfill duties of presidency in quarantine, steps down.* VP Pence has to self-quarantine, can’t fulfill duties of vice presidency, steps down.* President Pelosi”
Straightforward from here:
* President Trump has to self-quarantine due to possible exposure to coronavirus, can’t fulfill duties of presidency in quarantine, steps down.
* VP Pence has to self-quarantine, can’t fulfill duties of vice presidency, steps down.
* President Pelosi.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) May 9, 2020
President Pelosi? With The White House As A #Coronavirus Hot Spot, It’s Possible via @forbes#PresidentPelosi#Politicshttps://t.co/tYMDGrHQcC
— Seth Cohen (@sethacohen33) May 11, 2020
Excerpt from Cohen’s informed speculative article published Monday:
…While nobody has immediate reason to believe that either of our nation’s top two leaders will be infected or would face the same difficult recovery as Prime Minister Johnson, it is possible that if both men were concurrently incapacitated as a result of infection there would need to be a third person to take over the reins of government, even if for an interim period.
That person would be the current Speaker of the House, Democratic Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi.
Is this at all likely? In these uncertain times nothing can be ruled out. But there is some irony that the President who was elected over the nation’s firstSource: The Gateway Pundit