Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Serving As State Of The Union Designated Survivor

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Anders Hagstrom Justice Reporter
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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is serving as the designated survivor for President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night.

Administrations always select a designated survivor from the presidential line of succession to stay away from the State of the Union address in case of a catastrophic attack on the nation with all its leaders present. Trump’s administration has chosen Perdue to fill the slot, according to a press release.

Perdue will watch the address from a secure, undisclosed location. He is a former Georgia governor, and was selected as Trump’s agriculture secretary in January 2017. Perdue has ruffled feathers at the Agriculture Department by banning employees from working from home, as well as being a major defender of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Perdue has also pushed to repeal the strict school lunch standards implemented under former President Barack Obama.

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