Who would succeed President Biden if Kamala Harris was unable to do so?
Answer: Patty Murray was elected as the president pro tempore of the Senate, a position that ordinarily puts her third in the order of succession, after the vice president and the speaker of the House. But there is no speaker of the House yet. The president pro tempore position traditionally goes to the longest-serving member of the majority party. Murray, who has served in the Senate for 30 years, is second in seniority only behind Dianne Feinstein of California, who turned the position down. The Washington State Democrat is the first woman in American history to hold the position of president pro tempore.
Patricia Lynn Murray is an American politician and educator who has served as president pro tempore of the United States Senate since 2023. She is the senior United States senator from Washington, a seat she has held since 1993. Wikipedia
Born: 11 October 1950 (age 72 years), Bothell, Washington, United States
Spouse: Rob Murray (m. 1972)
Children: Sara Murray, Randy Murray
Office: Senator (D-WA) since 1993
Education: Washington State University (1972), Bothell High School (1968)
Parents: David L. Johns, Beverly A. McLaughlin