Vice President

Chain Of Command

Jon Gold
6/11/2017

I remember being taught long ago that the only two responsibilities a Vice President has is to break a tying vote in the Senate and to take over as President in the event the President is killed or in surgery. The Vice President is not part of the military chain of command. I’m going to post some information for you, and let you come to your own conclusions. My basic premise is that I don’t think Cheney had the authority to do what he did on 9/11. Which to me, sounds like a BIG thing. I know that Continuity of Government (COG) was activated that morning, but if that gave Cheney authority, you would think the pilots would have been aware of that, which it appears they weren’t (if that was the case). Did his lack of authority cause other confusion? In 2015, photos were released that seemed to show Cheney could not have been in the PEOC prior to the Pentagon being hit, despite all of the available information that suggests it. Because I can’t prove that the photos are fake, or that the footage was played back on a VCR, I have to take them at face value, and put that issue on the shelf. Because of the situation with communications from Bush and that Rumsfeld was “missing,” it set up a scenario apparently where Cheney could do what he did. That’s probably just a coincidence.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Structure_of_the_United_States_Armed_Forces

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/presidents-and-vice-presidents-jobs/