“The VP is required to meet the same eligibility criteria as the President.”
I’ve often wondered about this. It seems logical, since one of the VP’s two sole duties is to assume the presidency upon the president’s incapacity. And since Article II, section I says, “No person except a natural born Citizen...shall be eligible to the Office of President,” it follows that they wouldn’t be eligible for VP, either. Then again, the Constitution doesn’t say that. Like a lot of other sections, it leaves it to us to fill in the gaps.
So what happens if we elect a VP who can’t be president? Is that a paradox, or perhaps could we simply skip them over in the line of succession? I usually don’t like such academic questions, but I also don’t like just assuming VP and P qualifications are the same even though it’s not specified.
Check the 12th Amendment - it specifies the VP must be eligible.