American president Biden briefly transfers power to Vice President Harris while he undergoes routine colonoscopy
President Biden temporarily transferred his power to Vice President Kamala Harris Friday while he underwent a colonoscopy under anesthesia. The procedure was a part of his routine annual physical.
The brief transfer of power — one hour and 25 minutes, to be exact — made Harris the first female acting president. She worked from her office in the West Wing during that time. White House press secretary Jen Psaki noted that President George W. Bush also transferred power temporarily for the same procedure in 2002 and 2007.
The president signed letters addressed to congressional leadership informing them of the temporary transfer of power