FROM RICHMOND

GUEST OPINION

LINE OF SUCCESSION

During and after session, I’ve been asked by many, “After the Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General all got into trouble for what they said and did, why didn’t anything happen to them? Considering that their own party leaders from around the country were calling for them to resign, you should have forced them out of office.”

That has been a common refrain.

Others have asked, “Why, since Republicans control the House and Senate, didn’t you just get rid of all three and make the Speaker of the House the Governor?”

While it is correct that the Speaker of the House is nextin-line, that couldn’t happen unless a major disaster occurred that took-out all three of our statewide elected officials -- the Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General.

Doing and saying stupid things don’t qualify as major disasters. They may be embarrassing to Virginians, but that, of course, is a different issue.

 

 

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