Vice President Nancy Pelosi, You Wonder?

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Published Oct 18, 2019

As the possibility of impeachment continues to loom for U.S. President Donald Trump, readers are asking us if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would become vice president should Trump be removed from office. First, it’s important to differentiate impeachment from removal. states: "If a federal official commits a crime or otherwise acts improperly, the House of Representatives may impeach — formally charge — that official. If the official subsequently is convicted in a Senate impeachment trial, he is removed from office."

The answer to whether the speaker of the house would become vice president is actually quite simple.

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