Thought Experiment

Wonderer

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May 2014
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Donald Trump is impeached by the House and convicted by the Senate. He is shown the door at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

What comes next?

Not asking for fantasies but use your imagination to plot out the next few scenes in our history. How do they play out?
 
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Donald Trump is impeached by the House and convicted by the Senate. He is shown the door at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

What comes next?

Not asking for fantasies but use your imagination to plot out the next few scenes in our history. How do they play out?
Ms. Wonderer,

President Pence, of course. But he doesn't have the charisma to be President, so I see Mitt Romney jumping in, along with Ted Cruz.
 
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Pence goes on to be elected to 2 terms and he drives out the demonic drag queens from every library across the nation.

 
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Pence is impeached too as a co-conspirator and President Pelosi finishes this term, reversing the Trump tax cuts to billionaires as a first step to balancing the books.
 
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Donald Trump is impeached by the House and convicted by the Senate. He is shown the door at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

What comes next?

Not asking for fantasies but use your imagination to plot out the next few scenes in our history. How do they play out?
If Pence isn't implicated in any of the testimony or transcripts or tapes he becomes President and appoints a Vice President. There is also another alternative from history:

HISTORY LESSON

There is nothing stopping a deal being struck that Pence steps down, Trump picks a new VP and then Trump
resigns in exchange for pardons for Trump, his family and Pence. Everyone forgets that the VP was replaced by President Nixon when the Vice President Spiro Agnew pleaded no contest to a single felony charge of tax evasion and resigned from office. President Nixon replaced VP Spiro Agnew with Gerald Ford. VP Gerald Ford then became President when Nixon resigned.
 
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Donald Trump is impeached by the House and convicted by the Senate. He is shown the door at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

What comes next?

Not asking for fantasies but use your imagination to plot out the next few scenes in our history. How do they play out?
IMO, if the Senate Republicans know Trump will be convicted, they'll go to him first and ask him to resign with honor or be convicted and leave with disgrace.

If Trump sticks around, (I'd bet money he won't in that case even if the Republicans have to threaten legal charges against his family) then he'll be escorted from the premises just like the Sergeant at Arms in Congress escorts people out.
 
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Well Pence immediately takes over but the timing will be critical. If say this happens by April it will be too late for GOP primaries. So I imagine there will be backroom dealing so the GOP can just nominate someone at the summer convention to run. The advantage for them could be to see who the Ds nominate so they can counter. I suspect Nikki Haley is getting prepared just in case. Possibly a Rubio for VP as well. Pence will likely step aside and allow it since he wont want to taint 2020. A Haley/Rubio ticket goes against everything the left has said about the GOP for a long time concerning females and people of color. It could help rebuild the party and not peeve the Trump supporters too much since they love Haley. She was one of the only ones to leave on good terms.
 
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