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What happens if the President is shot but not killed?

What happens if the President is shot but not killed? Topic: In hospital stroke case scenarios
July 17, 2019 / By Delaney
Question: If the President is shot and is in the hospital in critical condition, what happens during that time? Does the Vice President take over, and is she an "acting President" or does she become President? What happens to the First Lady, and to the Chief of Staff, and who makes these decisions? So does the First Lady just sit and wait until the President is well again and can resume his position? And the Chief of Staff temporarily becomes Chief of Staff to the VP/acting President?
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Brooklyn Brooklyn | 2 days ago
This happened when Reagan was shot in 1981. VP Bush was in Air Force One and returned to Washington DC. Although he was in surgery for 2 hours, Reagan wasn't out long enough for the VP to take over. Under the 25th Amendment, if the VP and and a majority of the cabinet think the President is unable to carry out his duties, they send a written declaration to the Speaker of the House and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and the VP becomes the Acting President. That lasts until the President is able to resume his duties or dies (in which case the VP becomes actual President). The rest would depend on how long the President is out and what's happening in the rest of the world. Under the scenario of a debilitating stroke or a coma: The VP would probably move into the Lincoln Bedroom or Blair House (across the street) to be onsite at all times. As the President's Chief of Staff is in charge of running the President's schedule and thus is up-to-date on everything that's happening, he would share CoS duties with the VP's CoS. Offices probably wouldn't move or new officers be named until the crisis passed and it was clear if the President would be coming back. The First Lady stays the First Lady and stays in the White House. (First Lady is not an official position.) The VP's wife might take over public appearances, but that depends on how the crisis evolves.
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Brooklyn Originally Answered: What happens if the President is shot but not killed?
This happened when Reagan was shot in 1981. VP Bush was in Air Force One and returned to Washington DC. Although he was in surgery for 2 hours, Reagan wasn't out long enough for the VP to take over. Under the 25th Amendment, if the VP and and a majority of the cabinet think the President is unable to carry out his duties, they send a written declaration to the Speaker of the House and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and the VP becomes the Acting President. That lasts until the President is able to resume his duties or dies (in which case the VP becomes actual President). The rest would depend on how long the President is out and what's happening in the rest of the world. Under the scenario of a debilitating stroke or a coma: The VP would probably move into the Lincoln Bedroom or Blair House (across the street) to be onsite at all times. As the President's Chief of Staff is in charge of running the President's schedule and thus is up-to-date on everything that's happening, he would share CoS duties with the VP's CoS. Offices probably wouldn't move or new officers be named until the crisis passed and it was clear if the President would be coming back. The First Lady stays the First Lady and stays in the White House. (First Lady is not an official position.) The VP's wife might take over public appearances, but that depends on how the crisis evolves.

Alix Alix
Any time the president is unable to perform his duties, the vice president steps in. This can be due to illness, travel abroad, etc. Everything else stays the same. The first lady is still the first lady, the Chief of Staff is still the Chief of Staff.
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Uriah Uriah
If the President is incapacitated or killed, the VP takes over until the President is no longer incapacitated. The First Lady is not an official position. There's nobody to take over.
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Rod Rod
In the current Case, Vice President Joe Biden would take over, & assume the duties of the Presidency- until President Obama was well enough to resume Them. :)
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Michah Michah
well the vice president takes the position of president and first lady remains as is and so does most everyone else. this preset in the constitution. There's a replacement for almost every post so unless they wipe out the entire government there is almost always going to be a replacement for almost every position.
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Michah Originally Answered: A man in Houston shot and killed two thieves. Justifiable?
Deadly force may be used to stop a felony. It may ALSO be used to stop felons from fleeing the scene of a (felony) crime. "no property is worth shooting anyone over"? I'd have to disagree. This statement gives a thief license to come and steal. THAT'S not acceptable. EDIT: NOT an "urban legend". This happened a couple of days ago in Pasadena (close to Houston). I live in Houston. Link to Channel 2 news article below. (begin quote) Police said the armed neighbor then went next door and tried to get the burglars to stop. When they tried to run, investigators said the neighbor fired two shots. Both burglary suspects were killed. "At least one of the two suspects was carrying some property which was dropped in the front yard of the residence that was being burglarized," Corbett said. Police said the burglary suspects were wearing matching gray work clothes, possibly a uniform. They have not yet determined if the men were armed. Residents said they believe their neighbor did the right thing. "We stand behind the man for protecting his neighbors and his own home," neighbor Lauren Malone said. "It's important to note that the neighbor isn't in the same position as the homeowner," KPRC Local 2 legal analyst Brian Wice said. "The neighbor does not have the same right to use deadly force." Wice said he does not believe charges are likely. The case may be referred to a grand jury for possible charges. (end quote)

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