DYK, that every year, during the State of the Union speech, in Washington,
2 people, are chosen to be Designated Survivors. The president and his top aides decide who will sit out that year. The designated survivors are escorted out of Washington by the U.S. Secret Service, accompanied by military and communication aides. Since 9/11, all have been taken to the same secure government facility a couple of hours from Washington, in
case of a disaster.
And a little-known fact: For the past decade, there have been two designated survivors — one Cabinet member to rebuild the executive branch and one member of the congressional leadership to lead a new legislature
Either survivor, could be the next US president, if a disaster occurred at