STrRedWolf wrote: ↑Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:10 am
That said, anyone on the Presidential Line of Succession will definitely not be taking the same train. I wonder who's the designated presidential survivor...
Mr. Wolf, to my knowledge, once the College has convened and the results forwarded to the Senate, Joe, now recognized as President-Elect (PE), will become POTUS High Noon Jan 20, and Ms Harris the VP. The new Line of Succession will also be in place.
Should President Trump leave office prior to that time for whatever reason, VP Pence, will become POTUS or whoever is next in Line.
Even if "just a US Senator (with Secret Svc protection)", not likely Kammy will be on-board the Victory Train - and definitely not Nancy (assuming she wins the Speakership) or Sen. Grassley (whoops, he's a Republican).
I guess since Joe is a Private Citizen, the Secret Service will just have to take the "stiff upper lip" position. It would really be another nice shot of PR for Amtrak, but I think a reasonable precaution would be to forego the Georgia 300 and use 10004 "American View"
Finally Mr. Wolf, I guess you saw that same TV show I did that aired on ABC Network but apparently vanished into Streamland. I can't remember its title, but the plotline was some "low level hack" Cabinet member was the designee to sit out the SOTU in an "undisclosed location". "Bad guys" take out the Capitol and everyone inside it. Turns out the "hack" became a good POTUS.
Who knows how it all ended.