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Agriculture Sec. Perdue Chosen as 'Designated Survivor' for SOTU

Agriculture Sec. Perdue Chosen as 'Designated Survivor' for SOTU
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Tuesday, 30 January 2018 08:04 PM

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue was chosen "designated survivor" for President Donald Trump's first State of the Union speech Tuesday, and will sit out the address at a secure location, The Hill reported.

For every State of the Union or presidential address to a joint session of Congress, a Cabinet member is chosen to sit out as a precaution for an incident such as an attack on the Capitol.

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin was the designated survivor for for Trump's address to a joint session of Congress in 2017.

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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue was chosen "designated survivor" for President Donald Trump's first State of the Union speech Tuesday, and will sit out the address at a secure location, The Hill reported.
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