LETTER TO THE EDITOR: President Pelosi?

Do we really want to send a Democrat to Congress in Washington, D.C. with the power, in unison with her fellow Democrat representatives, to elevate the current Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, to the position of Speaker of the House; only two heart beats away from being installed as the next president of the United States of America?

For those registered voters following the mid-term elections, choosing among balloted candidates when voting for our next Delaware congressional representative may be quite a challenge this year, like no other in recent political memory.

Perhaps it’s time to look beyond the obvious and consider the ramifications of voting for the incumbent female Democrat candidate versus the newcomer male Republican candidate.

Here is a brief overview of how the political dominoes could potentially tumble:

Pursuant to the U.S. Constitution, Article 11, Section 1, Clause 6, if President Donald Trump voluntarily vacates or is removed from office by impeachment, Vice President Michael Pence is first in line to succeed Trump.

If Pence is unable or declines to serve, or the vice presidency is vacant, the speaker of the house is second in line to become our U.S. president, the leader of the free world.

Current polling of congressional races indicates the Democrats will most likely win a majority of the House, garnering enough votes to elect … if necessary, Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to replace the current Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

If these dominoes did indeed fall, and given that Republicans will mostly likely continue hold a majority in the U.S. Senate, Nancy Pelosi, in her unwavering quest for power, is unlikely to decline the exalted position of U.S. President.

Why would Nancy Pelosi seize the opportunity to be the president?

Under constitutional provisions for succession to the U.S. Presidency, if the speaker of the house declines to serve, the sitting Republican president pro tempore of the U.S. Senate would become president; an outcome not likely favored by Pelosi and the other power-hungry Democrats she leads.

So for Delaware voters, and, in fact, for all voting citizens across our country, this year’s choice between a Democrat or Republican as their representative to Congress may indeed be a difficult as well as historic decision.

Dave Graham

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