We have all known for a long time, it is very seldom the President and the Vice President will be at the same location for specific events. One of the tasks of the Vice President is to take over as President if something should happen to the President. Whether the President falls ill or dies while in office, the Vice President is the next in line to step up to the plate.
If something were to happen to both of them, then the Speaker of the House would be the one given the job. God help us if that would happen now with Pelosi as the Speaker.
For certain events like the State of the Union Address, where the President addresses all of the members within the House of Representatives, there is someone designated within the President’s cabinet who will take charge. This only happens when everyone is altogether within one room or location.
This year for the SOTU, the Secretary of the US Department of Interior David Bernhardt was announced as the President’s survivor should something happen. Only a cabinet member can take this task where they are in a separate disclosed location.
The only ones who did not show up for the SOTU were the Democrats who boycotted the SOTU due to their hatred toward President Donald Trump. Those in attendance were the members of the House, the Senate, and the Supreme Court Justices, the President’s cabinet members, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. They also had the top commanders within the military and the guest who was in the audience.
Little is known about these people who are chosen, and the time is not known until shortly before these types of events. Last year the pick was the former Secretary of Energy Rick Perry.
Bernhardt is known as a former lobbyist who became the 53rd Secretary of the US Department of the Interior on April 11, 2019. Bernhardt is in charge of an agency that has over 70,000 employees who oversee 20 percent of federal lands such as national parks, wildlife refuges, monuments, and other government properties.
The agencies are responsible for the growth and energy supplies that are reusable on federal property and bodies of water. They also keep the trust responsibilities of 573 American Indian Tribes and the Natives of Alaska.
Bernhardt is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, as he is an avid hunter and angler. Like many, he loves the outdoors and took part in the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries for the Commonwealth of Virginia. So, it is possible to love guns and take care of nature all at the same time, unlike what Democrats want America to believe.
Bernhardt is also well known for his knowledge in the legal field of the government when it comes to lawmaking and active regulations. His expertise lies within both the private sector and the government. Bernhardt also covers the mining royalties to Indian Affairs. He is well educated in the Endangered Species Act to the Outer-Continental leases.
Earlier from 2001 to 2009, Bernhardt was positioned in the Department of Interior as a Solicitor. Before that time, he was a Deputy Solicitor under Secretary Norton, counselor to the Secretary, and the Deputy Chief of Staff. He was also the Director of Congressional and Legislative affairs.
Bernhardt graduated with honors and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in political science and had a minor in business administration. He attended the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley in 1990.
Bernhardt also graduated with honors from the George Washington University National Law Center in 1994. His extensive knowledge and prestige earned him many different state and federal court bars.
This is the type of people President Trump has within his cabinet. These are the people he chose to help him in his daily tasks, and they are only the best in their fields. It was an easy choice to pick David Bernhardt out of the group of people at the last minute with such high honors and experience.
Democrats scoff at anyone who supports President Trump, so even the Democrats would not know who was the pick of the President’s survivor. Bernhardt not only works for but supports the President in his tweets and jobs.
It would be hard to imagine if anything would happen to the President. Still, with the way the Democrats are in their seething hatred, we have seen the worst group of Democrats in history. Preparations are always a must.