Before Angel Has FallenEdit
When Benjamin Asher's administration ended and Allan Trumbull's administration started, Martin Kirby was elected as Vice President. However, tensions between the United States and Russia were high and at some point in time, Kirby believed that private military companies were needed and that the United States had to show itself as a strong military power and "take the gloves off". He believed that Trumbull's diplomacy with Russia and rejection of private military firms made America look vulnerable as the Russians were previously involved in hacking a U.S election. Therefore, he secretly planned to assassinate Trumbull by hiring Salient Global to frame Mike Banning and assassinate Trumbull in return for a ten million dollar payment. After Salient Global completed the President Trumbull's assassination, he would become the new President and attack Russia for the false assassination. It can be assumed he got his motives and ideals from George Washington; the first U.S President and a revolutionary general/leader.
Kirby is seen in the Oval Office with Trumbull, White House Chief of Staff Sam Wilcox and other U.S officials to explain the leaks given and he seems to agree with Trumbull's opinion about private military companies stating that it was not the same fighting for money than fighting for the country.
After the attack, Vice President Martin Kirby is sworn in as Acting President due to Trumbull being in a coma. He learns from Wilcox that the entire protection detail is dead, with the exception of Mike Banning.
After learning that Mike had escaped, Kirby calls Wade through a secure number and asks him if he located Mike. When Wade responds that they were working on it, he irritably said that they specifically agreed to keep Mike conscious at the lake so that he could take the blame and that they had let him get away and now has the potential to expose their entire conspiracy. He tells Wade that he feels Wade's personal connection to Mike may not be an asset but a liability and tells him that if he wanted to benefit from the mission, he would kill Mike for good and called Trumbull's failed assassination his biggest mistake before hanging up.
He then informs the press that Mike was responsible for carrying out Trumbull's assassination attempt with support from the Russian government and states that it was time to act and to go to war with Russia, given their apparent aggression. He then tells the press that he signed an executive order, calling for the use of private military companies in his campaign. After Trumbull awakens from his coma, Kirby calls Wade and tells him to finish the mission once and for all. However, the mission was a failure after Mike Banning and a squad of Secret Service agents defeats Salient Global and kills Wade.
Kirby is thought be sentenced to prison for life or executed for his crimes, betrayal and conspiracy. It is unknown who took his place as Vice President.
Behind the ScenesEdit
- Angel Has Fallen (First appearance)