Will Biden's VP assume the role of Acting President under the 25th Amendment for 24 consecutive hours during his current term?
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Jan 21, 2024
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MP
Here in Brazil, if the President leaves the country, he can't be president and it's temporarily transferred to the VP. Is it the same for the US? Can the POTUS do his job (e.g: make an executive order) from abroad?
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MattP
Matt P bought M$8 of YES
@MP yes, he can. I'm sure if he's kidnapped or something there are special provisions for that, but in general the president is still the president when abroad.
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MP
@MattP Interesting, good to know. Ty!
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jack
Jack is betting NO at 8%
@MattP Yeah, nothing special about the president being abroad. The provision for if he's kidnapped or otherwise incapacitated is section 4 of the 25th amendment.
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MP
@jack Thinking about it, the Brazilian rule is dumb. (and can create weird outcomes when there is no vp)
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jack
Jack bought M$300 of NO
Base rate: this has never happened in US history. The 25th amendment was adopted in 1967 (so there have been ~14 terms since then) and section 3 has been invoked a handful of times for short medical procedures <24 hours. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-fifth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution#Invocations_and_considered_invocations
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