House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is alarmingly close to becoming president, Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano revealed on Thursday.
According to Napolitano, if the election results are delayed into January, Pelosi could take office as acting president because the duty of naming an acting president would fall on the House — which is likely to still be Democrat-controlled in January.
“President Trump’s term ends at precisely noon on Jan. 20, 2021,” Napolitano explained. “If the Electoral College has not yet named a successor, presumably either Donald Trump or Joe Biden, then whoever is the speaker of the House would become the acting president of the United States.”
“If the Democrats retain their majority in the House, and it appears likely that they will, but if they do, and if they choose Mrs. Pelosi, knowing at that point that they’re choosing the president of the United States, then it would be she.”
Napolitano pointed out that the scenario isn’t unprecedented, though it hasn’t come to fruition for over 200 years. “That has happened,” Napolitano noted. “That’s how Thomas Jefferson was elected the first time around in 1800.”
The integrity of the November election is already at risk as prominent Democrats — led by Pelosi — push for low-security mail-in ballots. The added chaos of COVID-19 threatens to delay the election process further.
President Trump warned in early August that “because of the China virus, we’re supposed to stay home, send millions of ballots all over the country. Millions and millions … You know, you could have a case where this election won’t be decided on the evening of Nov. 3. This election could be decided two months later.”