For a brief period, President Joe Biden transferred the presidential powers to VP Kamala Karris Friday morning during a routine medical procedure for the President.
A press release from the White House said that Joe Biden underwent colonoscopy under anesthesia at a Military Hospital. It makes Kamala Harris the first among American women to hold Presidential power.
The statement was released by Jen Psaki, press secretary at the White House. She stated that Kamala Harris would continue to work from the West Wing office even as the President underwent the medical procedure.
Joe Biden was at the Water Reed Military Hospital sometime before 9 in the morning.
The Temporary Transfer Of Power To Kamala Harris Was For 85 Minutes
The President formally submitted a letter to the pro tempore Senate President, Patrick Leahy, and Nancy Pelosi, the House Speaker notifying the temporary power transfer to Kamala Harris for around 85 minutes.
Psaki said that President Biden was in excellent spirits and will stay at the hospital while he concludes the physical. She informed me that a comprehensive summary would be released detailing the physical process later.
After her significant tryst, Kamala Harris flew to Columbus in Ohio for her scheduled talks on promoting the infrastructure deal signed by President Biden earlier in the week.
Jen Psaki noted that being a woman herself, she felt it necessary to mention that President Biden was aware that he would be creating history by appointing Kamala Harris as the vice president.
Kamala is the 1st Black, the 1st woman, and the 1st South Asian VP. And that included someone who would be ready to step in for various reasons, including the 25th Amendment, which was ratified in 1937 and applied this morning. Psaki noted that Kamala Harris had made history, and her achievements will be noted by girls and women of the nation.