WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will not be in the House chamber Tuesday as President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress.
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The White House confirmed the former Georgia governor is the designated survivor for the event.
The Cabinet member has been taken to a secure undisclosed location so he can assume power if an unspeakable disaster were to occur while the president gives his address with most of the U.S. government present.
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Perdue is scheduled to be in Atlanta tomorrow morning for an agriculture expo at the World Congress Center.
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