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Sonny Perdue is the designated survivor for the State the the Union.Perdue, a former Georgia governor and currently farming secretary, is 6 months younger than President Donald Trump.Perdue is the ninth Cabinet main in line for presidential succession.

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It's a morbid thought, but it need to be considered.

Nearly every Trump administration Cabinet member — not to cite both homes of conference — will certainly be packed into the same room for President Donald Trump's State of the Union attend to Tuesday night.


Security because that the speech, Trump's very first such attend to since acquisition office last January, will no doubt it is in tight. However on the tiny possibility that a lethal assault on the Capitol takes out the president, his Cabinet and lawmakers in the heat of succession, one official must remain separated from the command in chief.

For Tuesday's State that the Union address, that main is Sonny Perdue.

a previous Georgia governor and also current secretary of Agriculture, Perdue is the designated survivor for the event, according to White home press secretary buy it Huckabee Sanders.

At 71 years old, Perdue is around six month younger 보다 Trump. He to be the critical Cabinet place announced prior to Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017.

But while Perdue will be the odd man out because that the State the the Union address, that isn't the critical in heat for succession — actually, he's the ninth.


The official order, follow to the Presidential sequence Act signed right into law in 1947, is together follows:

Secretary that the inner Ryan ZinkeAgriculture Secretary Sonny PerdueLabor Secretary Alexander AcostaHealth and Human solutions Secretary Eric HarganEducation Secretary Betsy DeVos
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