Pelosi as President in '07?
Assume, for the sake of argument, that the Democrats take the House on Tuesday. The new Congress is sworn in in early January.
Assume further that the House, finally exercising checks and balances, votes to impeach President Bush and Vice President Cheney. Assume further that the Senate actually convicts, a really big assumption, considering that a vote along party lines would not reach the required number of 67 (U.S. Const., Art. I, § 3, cl. 6).
If both the President and Vice President were convicted on an Article of Impeachment, the Speaker of the House would assume the Presidency. Then, the new President would name a Vice President to be confirmed by the House under the Twenty-fifth Amendment.
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