Interview 3

Interview 3 describes the political tension after the vice presidency was vacant and the selection process to fill the void. After Vice President Agnew’s resignation and the possible impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Speaker Carl Albert became next in line for the presidency. In the midst of the executive vacancy, Albert received twenty-four hour protection from the secret service. The process to nominate a new vice president was expedited by the political circumstances and public pressure. After consulting the republican and democratic leadership, President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford to fill the office of vice president.

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