One thing remains: A US government official does not traditionally make a State of the Union Speech. This time, the “identified survivor” was Secretary of Labor Walsh.
US Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh did not attend President Joe Biden’s State of the Union speech. This was announced by the White House on Tuesday evening (local time). In the event of an accident or attack, it must be ensured that the government can take action.
Minister of Labor as “playful” in an emergency
According to tradition, the elected cabinet member is kept in a secret place and is expected to take over state affairs in the event of a disaster.
You can watch the US President’s original speech here:
Walsh was an interesting choice. Because he is expected to leave the government to head the US National Hockey Association. Last year, Commerce Minister Gina Raimondo took on the role of Designated Survivor.
The principle is known from the television series of the same name, starring Kiefer Sutherland. He plays a housing minister who survived an attack and became president as a result on the evening of his State of the Union speech.
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