Pelosi Could be the Next President; Here’s How

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)]

If there is no election result by January 20th, 2021, it is possible that Nancy Pelosi could be named acting President of the United States.

The Speaker of the House in 2021 would be the acting president if the electoral college doesn’t make a decision by January 20th, 2021

So, If the Democrats retain control of Congress and choose Pelosi to be Speaker she would technically be in line to serve as acting president.

According to Fox News:

Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano told “Varney & Co.” on Thursday whether Pelosi would automatically assume the role of acting president if the 2020 election is delayed.

“It might be right,” Napolitano told host Stuart Varney. “President Trump’s term ends at precisely noon on Jan. 20, 2021. If the Electoral College has not yet named a successor, presumably either Donald Trump or Joe Biden, then whoever is the speaker of the House would become the acting president of the United States.”

He explained, “If the Democrats retain their majority in the House, and it appears likely that they will, but if they do, and if they choose Mrs. Pelosi, knowing at that point that they’re choosing the president of the United States, then it would be she.”

“Stated simply,” he added, “whoever is the sitting speaker of the United States, would become president at noon on Jan. 20, 2021, if the Electoral College has failed to elect someone.”

Many legal scholars have stated that the line of succession to include members of congress is a violation of the constitution and the separation of powers.

This scenario would likely be settled by the Supreme Court and could lead to the highest-ranking Senate-confirmed cabinet member being acting president.



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John
John
4 months ago

I have a problem with the closing comments of this article. The TTN Staff member who authored this article wrote,

Many legal scholars have stated that the line of succession to include members of congress is a violation of the constitution and the separation of powers.

This scenario would likely be settled by the Supreme Court and could lead to the highest-ranking Senate-confirmed cabinet member being acting president.

The problem here is that the Senate is one of the two houses of Congress. So, if the “legal scholars” have issues with Congressmen being in the line of succession, then that automatically removes both Representatives and Senators! Now, on the other hand, if the problem is that the legal scholars take issue with members only of the House of Representatives rather than all of Congress being in the line of succession, then, yes, Senators could be next in line after the as-yet-confirmed President and Vice President.

shadowmerlin
shadowmerlin
4 months ago
Reply to  John

It doesn’t say “senator*; it says cabinet member who was confirmed by the Senate.

Irene E. Peters
Irene E. Peters
4 months ago
Reply to  John

I believe you may have misread something in that statement: it states: “Senate-confirmed cabinet member” It does NOT state a sitting Senator!

Bobby Myrick
Bobby Myrick
4 months ago
Reply to  John

Not True ! If no president by electoral vote then each state will have one vote for president. Today Trump has 29 states votes that will make him still president. l

Billy Wilson
Billy Wilson
4 months ago
Reply to  Bobby Myrick

I hope so.

Billy Wilson
Billy Wilson
4 months ago
Reply to  John

Joe wake up you are being used for another person can be sworn in instead of anyone else.. Wake up

Grace
Grace
4 months ago
Reply to  Billy Wilson

Regardless of the argument, I think if Nancy became president by default it would be the beginning of a revolution. There is enough anger and tension in America to blow the top off of a volcano. Declaring this wrinkled, lisping hag president would be the last straw.

Helga
Helga
4 months ago

This is unbelievable and it won’t happen! We would never stand for Pelosi leading our beloved Country! She already called us Enemy of the State, what sane and rational person does that?? She is even unfit for Speaker!!

Teresa Walatka
Teresa Walatka
4 months ago
Reply to  Helga

EVERY PATRIOT NEEDS TO VOTE

thomas
4 months ago
Reply to  Teresa Walatka

yes this true . every patroit must vote for our sake as free people . but from what i have seen here in florida most of the people i have talked to dont care to vote because they dont like either person running for president . most of them have been beleaving the democraps speaches about president trump and they wont vote for him . even in my fami;y there are non voters because they listen to the democraps and there negitive speaches

Sharon Jenkins
Sharon Jenkins
4 months ago
Reply to  thomas

Everyone needs to vote and I’m praying Trump wins. Vote & Pray

Robert Ewing
Robert Ewing
4 months ago
Reply to  Sharon Jenkins

If Trump does not win (unlikely scenario), then there will be a lot if very dead Dems as a result of the immediate civil war. No way are we going to have a Socialist/Communist country. No way will Biden, Harris, Pelosi, or any other crazy Leftist ever occupy the Oval Office. Do you hear, Dems? No way are you going to win. Period !

Billy Wilson
Billy Wilson
4 months ago
Reply to  Sharon Jenkins

Trump/Pence 2020

Billy Wilson
Billy Wilson
4 months ago
Reply to  thomas

That’s why Democrat’s lie so often to make you believe there nonsence. Have them wake up or live in a social / communist country where they will slowly take their rights.

Julie Alexander
Julie Alexander
4 months ago
Reply to  thomas

As conserative as we are our son is so democratic… go figure…

Grace
Grace
4 months ago

He went to an American public school where he didn’t learn civics and history and An American college of Indoctrination where e learned to hate America. How much did that cost you and did you ever sit down when he was a teenager and discuss his beliefs.? Too many parents blindly trusted the government to manage education. We are all reaping what we sowed..

James
James
4 months ago
Reply to  Helga

Months ago I suggested piglosi wont make it to the election, the old decrepit hag, still a couple of months to go so still time for her to croak it

Billy Wilson
Billy Wilson
4 months ago
Reply to  Helga

Remove the witch now

Thekatman
Thekatman
4 months ago

Not true.
There are federal laws that require the states to select their Electoral College representatives by Dec 8, and then cast the vote on Dec 14. If a state cannot determine their EC vote nominee by Dec 14 they forfeit their vote.

Billy Wilson
Billy Wilson
4 months ago
Reply to  Thekatman

Good the Trump wins

Robert Ewing
Robert Ewing
4 months ago

Judge Nap,
Allow me to finish the story for you.
Before this scenario ever happens, the people will rise up; and Pelosi will no longer exist.
No way will she ever be allowed to occupy the Oval Office. Do you understand? It is not going to happen.

tracker1
tracker1
4 months ago
Reply to  Robert Ewing

There is also the issue of SITTING cabinet members. Just because the president loses an election doesn’t mean they lose their positions………………..until the NEXT president confirms or replaces them

Groucho
Groucho
4 months ago

I’m calling BS on this “nightmare scenario.” There are dates (actually days) certain in the constitution that that make this impossible. May I suggest a closer reading of Article Two of The Constitution of the United States of America.

This bilge is being run in the media as a chaos enhancer because that is what they truly desire in a potentially close election this year. Just listen to Her Thighness (Hillary) from earlier in the week. She gave it all away. She was also the first LOSER that did not offer congratulations to the winner as soon as it was decided. Never has acknowledged her DEFEAT or accepted the results.

Last edited 4 months ago by Groucho
Billy Wilson
Billy Wilson
4 months ago
Reply to  Groucho

Take her down now.

Julie Alexander
Julie Alexander
4 months ago
Reply to  Groucho

She’s a Never Never of anything!

John F Eichert
John F Eichert
4 months ago
Reply to  Groucho

@ Groucho: Don’t forget that pre-2016 election Hillary was complaining how Trump was going to dispute the results and hold everything up. She, like her liberal friends, is a hypocrite. Not to change the subject, but I don’t know if you ever saw this… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwLDvHL8PLI

Ohiojoy
Ohiojoy
4 months ago

To even suggest something like that could happen is almost laughable. If Trump could beat Hillary even after all the DemoRats schemes to cheat her way in – & with Biden being so incompetent Trump will Win by a landslide and this will all be a mute point.

cactusbob
cactusbob
4 months ago
Reply to  Ohiojoy

Don’t forget, the lying Democrats have had 4 years and 90% of the MSM devoted to lying about Trump, not to mention to impeach him. That can really do a number on how people perceive a candidate, especially if they don’t watch Fox News or NewsMax.

Billy Wilson
Billy Wilson
4 months ago
Reply to  cactusbob

The lie was proved not against Trump be against the lieing Democrat’s and their socialist rags of papers.

ProBiz Conservative
ProBiz Conservative
4 months ago

Napolitana is a douche. If he said it, I don’t believe it. He’s just another butt-hurt ‘never-Trumper’…

Irene E. Peters
Irene E. Peters
4 months ago

Pelosi, Schummer, Biden, — they have ALL continuously and consistently given interviews, made speeches, posted comments, posted “news” articles, etc., ALL for the sole purpose of creating and continuing anarchy in our streets, our communities, even our homes!!! All the while contributing to a fund to bail out any so-called “protestors” from jail, and ALL so they can ‘BLAME IT ON TRUMP”!!! THIS has been their one and ONLY goal from even before he was sworn into office! I have said over and over that Pelosi is the GREATEST danger this country faces – and ALL STILL being manipulated by H. Clinton, one of the greatest manipulators of all time!!!

Billy Wilson
Billy Wilson
4 months ago

Pelosi starts trouble then blames Trump; Put the lieing witch in jail where she belongs.

rich
rich
4 months ago

First of all Trump will win in November and by a wide margin. Secondly a lot of things must happen for that witch to be president. Thirdly, perhaps it wouldn’t be a bad thing if Piglosi was president because it would too overwhelming for her and she would most likely have a heart attack and croak. Everyone wins then!

Billy Wilson
Billy Wilson
4 months ago
Reply to  rich

Remove her take away her money taken from this great nation to pay for damages caused by her and the left .

Julie Alexander
Julie Alexander
4 months ago
Reply to  rich

Trump will win with a large Percentage It’s the crooked balloting that I am most concerned
with. When Trump was running in 2016, my hubby and I were riding our motorcycles cross country from Montana to The East Coast. As we passed thru Pennsylvania ,Ohio Michigan, Wisconsin and more, We started looking at homes that all showed Trump signs. It wasn’t just one here and there. It was blocks of signs on the lawns. I just think it will be like that again!!

Fed Up WIth Liberal Activist
Fed Up WIth Liberal Activist "Judges"
4 months ago

I doubt she’d survive it all.

Marion Potts
Marion Potts
4 months ago

God help us if that happens and Pelosi is acting President.

Ginger Firestone
Ginger Firestone
4 months ago
Reply to  Marion Potts

She can’t be – she is out of a job before the president is and if no election results, the whole house (all seats up for election) is gone so there is no speaker of the house. Therefore she does not become president (thank God for small favors).

Robert Ewing
Robert Ewing
4 months ago
Reply to  Marion Potts

No. God help her. It won’t happen. I promise you.

Billy Wilson
Billy Wilson
4 months ago
Reply to  Marion Potts

She would have the shortist run.

Ginger Firestone
Ginger Firestone
4 months ago

Someone has forgotten a minor detail with that thought. Before Jan 20th, the house would have lost it’s jobs if no election results are in yet. Therefore, there is no speaker of the house and no house. Therefore it goes to the senate majority leader with the most seniority and he is not up for re-election therefore he will be there no matter what. If no election results, it just screws the democrats, so let them bring on the chaos, it will bite the in the behind like everything else they’ve tried.

compressor7
compressor7
4 months ago

IF it goes that far The Military might have to fix this problem with Traitors using word games and misusing the Constitution.

Mag-num
Mag-num
4 months ago

This why she getting ex military together to remove Trump when this come to fruition. .

Billy Wilson
Billy Wilson
4 months ago
Reply to  Mag-num

That would be a COUP where she looses all ,we would take everything she has I would feel sorry for her husband and any off spring.

Julie Alexander
Julie Alexander
4 months ago
Reply to  Mag-num

What is the percentage of ex military that hate Trump??

gonaes
gonaes
4 months ago

Hitler and Pelosi would make a happy partnership

cactusbob
cactusbob
4 months ago

The legal scholars quoted give a welcome answer to the planned delay of the Presidential voting decision. It’s hard to believe that all of Pelosi’s attacks on Trump regarding his stated dangers of mail-in voting don’t have a sinister plan in mind. She is obviously setting up a scenario that would make her President if the unconstitutionally-sounding House Speaker is the key. Why else would Pelosi be telling Biden Never to concede?

The highest-ranking Senate-confirmed cabinet member would be in Trump’s current administration, since on D-Day no business could have not been conducted. I can imagine that severe pressures would be exerted on the SCOTUS to give it to Pelosi, but considering that Pelosi could actually cause the delay in selecting a winner, she should not benefit from such a delay.

But maybe Trump will win by a substantial margin soon after the election, despite the fraud attempts by Democrats, making this a moot interpretation.

Billy Wilson
Billy Wilson
4 months ago

Joe it is time to stop N.Pelosi in her attempted coup of the nation, even you are not that stupid. If so then you deserve to lose by a land slide.

Walkin O'Shea
4 months ago

“If there is no election result by January 20th, 2021, it is possible that Nancy Pelosi could be named acting President of the United States.”

Holy Crap, can you imagine that? What a scary scenario. Time to head to the bunker.

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