Secretary Chu will be the cabinet secretary sitting out the SOTU

Per protocol, one cabinet secretary is asked to sit out the State of the Union. This is done so that in case something were to go wrong (think: explosions) then someone in the line of succession for the presidency will be safely away from the problem area.

Today's lucky choice? Outgoing Energy Secretary Steven Chu.


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Mark Kogan

Mark is a lawyer and Mic contributor living in Washington, D.C.

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