Jason Isbell, Chris Thile and Chris Eldridge: "If We Were Vampires" [VIDEO]

Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)1/31/2019 9:58:54 am PST

re: #405 KGxvi

I think the idea was: force Pence to resign, or impeach him along with Trump. With no VP, Pelosi becomes president. She appoints Clinton as VP and once Clinton is confirmed, Pelosi resigns. That’s like ninth season West Wing shit

i realize we’re past inside baseball and playing stupid watergate here, so of course im just guessing
- pence doesnt resign unless it turns out they really got the goods on him
- there wont be any ‘grand bargain’ cause trump will renege the minute pence is gone and nominate someone else. (whether he’s being impeached at the time or not)

- because there is a mechanism here - the president, while still the president, even while being impeached has the right to nominate a vp.

- congress is really not going to take it up? they might vote that person down, but neither house nor senate take it up at all? a reverse merrick garland?
- and how would that look? if we can all see it already. pelosi doesnt take up trumps nomination (and worser mcconnell does), eventually trump gets impeached/convicted and she moves up to his job because they held the vp slot open? never.

unless theyre ousted simultaneously, the vp becomes pres if trump’s knocked out
if the vp is axed i guess trump doesnt have to nominate someone
but if he does and congress (or half) sits on it as part of a blatant power grab….