- NBC News reporter Ken Dilanian laid out the possible chain of events if Vice President Mike Pence also tests positive for the coronavirus. “There’s a sense this is a dire national security situation, perhaps even a crisis, at the same time,” Dilanian said.
- “Unlike Boris Johnson, the president of the United States is the commander in chief of the world’s most powerful military with the awesome nuclear force and he has a nuclear football at his disposal at all times, and he needs to be mentally and cognitively in full capacity to be able to make split decisions about national security threats to the United States.”
- “The other issue getting a lot of attention right now is the Secession Act of 1947,” Dilanian added. “That’s the law pursuant to the Constitution makes a line of succession. After Vice President Pence, it’s House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who’s 80 years old, and then Chuck Grassley, who’s 87.”
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