Washington DC- Joe Biden, President d AmericaThe most important political day in the country after the election is when he delivers his State of the Union speech.
All major figures in American politics are present at the speech, such as the Vice President, the Speakers of the Upper and Lower Houses of Congress, except Joe Biden’s “Designated Survivor”,
The reason is that in this case The United States considered the possibility of a catastrophic scenario In which, like tonight, everyone in the line of succession to the presidency dies.
All except one, who is informed a week in advance will not attend the speech Because, in the event of such a tragedy, he would be in charge of handling the head of state.
Who is Joe Biden’s designated survivor?
by tradition, “Designated Survivor” someone who is in the line of succession to the office of president.
This person will be at a location physically removed from the Capitol where the State of the Union Address is being conducted. Their names are not publicly disclosed for security reasons.
Typically, the White House selects a cabinet member as the “designated survivor” based on their political record. should be someone who is ready to lead the country In a dire situation such as the death of the President and other figures in the line of succession.
Designated Survivors of Past US Presidents
In 2007, that role fell Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzalezwho reported at the time that the George W. Bush administration wanted “somebody who had some familiarity with what was happening in foreign affairs, so it wasn’t brand new”,
It is also evaluated, for example, if it is better for a certain member of the cabinet to be present. Capital, In that case, that member is discarded. “Designated Survivor”,
I think that everybody who finds themselves in that position, at least I hope that at some point, pretty early in the night, they will realize the really serious possibility of becoming the President of the United States. And this is a very serious thing to deal with,” Gonzales told POLITICO.
He spent his few hours as Designated Survivor circling in government aircraft, He was accompanied by officials from various agencies, as well as folders of classified protocols and procedures to help him become president.
Despite the discretion of the government, “designated survivors” In return they are not always.