OpEd: Could Nancy Pelosi be the next president of the United States?

JANUARY 15, 2019

As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News offers the following opinion editorial written by Allan Lightman and published by TheHill.com:

It is unlikely, but now at least possible, that Nancy Pelosi will be the next president of the United States. It will not happen by election in 2020, but by succession to the White House this year. Some of you might recall that after the near assassination of Ronald Reagan, chaos ensued in the White House. Secretary of State Alexander Haig told reporters, “Constitutionally, gentlemen, you have the president, the vice president and the secretary of state, in that order.” He added, “As for now, I am in control here, in the White House, pending the return of the vice president.” He was wrong.

Other than the vice president, the Constitution does not specify an order of succession to the Oval Office, which is determined by federal statute. Under the Presidential Succession Act of 1947, the speaker of the House of Representatives, not the secretary of state, is in line for the presidency after the vice president. Therefore, if both Donald Trump and Mike Pence are either removed from office or resign, then Pelosi becomes president.

The article goes on to state the following:

The removal or resignation of Trump and Pence has perhaps become more plausible with the New York Times revelation that the FBI opened an investigation into whether the president had been working for the Russians after he fired James Comey in 2017. This investigation aligns what former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele said in his derided but not debunked dossier that the “Russian regime has been cultivating, supporting, and assisting Trump for at least five years.”

To read more of this opinion editorial, please visit TheHill.com. To weigh in, leave a comment below.


  1. Cindy January 15th, 2019 at 10:08 am

    NO DAM WAY!!!


  2. PAT THROCKMORTON January 15th, 2019 at 10:09 am



  3. Rebecca January 15th, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Good Lord, please stop the negative Amen. Like my mother always said, speak positive. This is a pretty long shot so why do an article on it, Our President has done alot against all odds and hasn’t even had his 100s of people allowed in the WH they are still waiting for confirmation.


    • Patty January 15th, 2019 at 12:56 pm

      I suppose anything is possible , DML. This is so outrageous and why even bring this up.
      If anyone read past the headlines of the Times explosive piece last Friday , there is nothing there!
      Go join John Kasich on CNN! Good Grief !


  4. Ed January 15th, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Lol. Never gonna happen. Funny how now VPOTUS is now also put in the conversation of resigning or removal.


  5. Ta January 15th, 2019 at 10:21 am

    Heck no ! She is already showing signs of dementia.


  6. Capit January 15th, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Seriously? Wonderful idea – Oh good, all we have to do is get rid of Trump and Pence so we can push Pelosi into the Presidency. Pelosi would have a stroke as the pressure would be too much, she is already having medical problems when under pressure. The right would/will start a war if this happens. People have woken up and I don’t know too many that believe these made up Russian bulls*** stories nor the MSM. Pushing this kind of headlines and narratives will surely drive the left to think and act on it.


  7. Karen January 15th, 2019 at 10:48 am

    Pelosi NEVER,NEVER,President.
    She is old bag with dementia.


  8. Northa Lisenby January 15th, 2019 at 11:24 am

    Oh Heaven HELP US, that is a nightmare, and the Dems are known for shady things happening


  9. Kathy Seery January 15th, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    OMG, very frightening!!


  10. Ken January 15th, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    Not debunked dossier? Thats when i stop reasing this leftist garabge.


  11. AxeToGrind January 16th, 2019 at 12:29 am

    If she became president, I would know for certain, without a doubt, that…(1)the world was coming to an end…(2) illegal aliens voted her in, and (3) I would need to pack my bags and go far, far away!!…..😜


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