The Reality: Mike Pence Likely To Become President

The situation Mike Pence faces as Vice President after less than a month in office is that he must be starting to realize that he will become President at some point during this term.

The same situation faced Gerald Ford in December 1973, when he became Vice President under the 25th Amendment, the first such use of that amendment just passed six years earlier.

Ford knew that Richard Nixon was in trouble, and Mike Pence knows Donald Trump is in trouble.

Both Ford then and now Pence must “walk on eggs”, and be careful about what they say and do, in order to avoid any untoward indications of interfering with the procedures used to judge whether the President they serve is someone who should be removed from office.

But at the end, it is likely that Mike Pence will feel a need to utilize Section 4 of the 25th Amendment, to remove Donald Trump from office as a danger to national security and stability, due to reckless and unstable behavior in the Oval Office.

Both Ford and Pence owed their elevations to the Vice Presidency to their Presidents, but just as Ford was prepared to take over the Presidency. so will Mike Pence be ready when the time is right. which is likely sometime later this first year of the Trump Presidency, which seems assured to be abbreviated to probably more than James A. Garfield (199 days) but much less than Zachary Taylor (492 days).

10 comments on “The Reality: Mike Pence Likely To Become President

  1. Fred Searcy February 15, 2017 7:20 am

    I’m not so sure. I don’t think the present Congress has the guts to stand up to Trump. They are too worried about being “primaried”.

  2. Ronald February 15, 2017 7:21 am

    Fred, I think it is inevitable, like Ford with Nixon in 1974. I just wish we had Ford now, not Pence.

  3. Rational Lefty February 15, 2017 4:39 pm

    Trump and Netanyahu had a joint press conference.

    Trump purposefully picked out questions from conservative reporters and bloggers.

    He labeled every major news station except for Fox as being “fake” news and claims they are being unfair to Flynn and that it’s a cover up by the Democrats for losing the election.

    When an Israeli journalist asked about anti-Semitism, he dodged the question by bragging about winning the electoral college.

    He also showed that he has no idea what the 2 state solution is.

  4. Southern Liberal February 16, 2017 1:19 pm

    There’s something going on every single day! Trump has a press conference to announce his new Labor Secretary pick then proceeds to bash the media and lie that Obama left him a mess.

  5. Rational Lefty February 17, 2017 4:58 pm

    Leia – They’re putting party before country.

  6. Southern Liberal February 18, 2017 9:05 am

    Pence is being treated like the Vice President in the movie, “Dave”. They’re going to be constantly sending him out of the country.

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