Who would succeed President Biden if Kamala Harris was unable to do so?
The Speaker of the House is second in the presidential line of succession, immediately following the Vice President as designated by the Presidential Succession Act of 1947. However, with the removal of Speaker Kevin McCarthy yesterday, that position currently stands vacant. Although Rep. Patrick McHenry was named acting speaker pro tempore, it is important to note that he does not have a claim to the presidency should it arise. According to the Presidential Succession Act, the president pro tempore of the Senate, currently Patty Murray, would assume the presidency until a new Speaker is elected.
The correct answer is Patty Murray.