9. What is the role of the Vice President? (Sav)
oVP has little power and influence until the death or disability of the Presidento8 of our Presidents have died in office and one was resigned; each time the VP hasassumed the powers of the presidencyThe Twenty-Fifth Amendment:oSerious constitutional questions regarding presidential disability and succession were answered by the 25th AmendmentoPresidential Disability:The Vice President can take over when the President notifies the President pro temporeof the Senate and the Speaker of the House in writing that “heis able to discharge the power and duties of his office”Should the President be unable or unwilling to write this letter, the VP, with the approval of a majority of the Cabinet, may notify Congress of the President’s disability; should the President challenge this decision, Congress has the power to decide; two-thirds vote is required to confirm President’s disabilityoPresidential Succession:The U.S. has never dealt with the situation where both the President and the VP has both died at the same timeThe Presidential Act of 1947: The Speaker of the House is the first in line of succession, followed by the President pro temporeof the Senate, if neither can serve as President, the Secretary of State becomes President, after that the succession is passed down through a list of other Cabinet members1973: Vice President Agnew’s resignation triggered succession proceduresspelled out in the 25th Amendment, President Nixon nominated General Ford, a Republican member of Congress to replace AgnewWhen President Nixon resigned, VP Ford elevated to presidency, in return, he nominated Nelson Rockefeller, a former governor of NY
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