Kamala Harris Woman with Presidential Power for 85 Minutes
Washington, Nov 19 – Kamala Harris made history this Friday for 85 minutes by becoming the first woman to occupy the US Presidency for a “short period of time”, while the president, Joe Biden, was underwent a routine colonoscopy.
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki announced in a statement this morning that Biden was to undergo a colonoscopy as part of his routine physical exam, the first since he arrived at the White House in January. last.
“Following the procedure established in the Constitution, President Biden will transfer power to the vice president during the brief period of time in which she is under anesthesia,” said Psaki, without elaborating on details, and explained that Harris during that time worked from his office in the west wing.
Later, at the White House press conference, Psaki explained that Biden signed two letters this morning, one at 10:10 to temporarily cede power to his vice president, and another one hour and 25 minutes later, at 11:35, to get it back. , always according to the steps established by the twenty-fifth amendment of the Constitution.
The third section of said amendment states that in the event of temporary incapacity, the president must send a letter to the president of the House of Representatives and the president pro tempore of the Senate in which he declares that he is temporarily unable to perform the duties and powers of his office. , and as long as they are not informed otherwise, said powers shall be carried out by the vice president as acting president.
On January 20, Kamala Harris became the first woman to reach the Vice Presidency of the country, as well as the first African-American to hold that position and the first person of Indian or Asian origin to do so.
With her temporary assumption of the Presidency for just over an hour, Harris has made history again, as Psaki acknowledged at the press conference, in which she pointed out that the vice president has been doing it since she was elected as Biden’s running mate.
President Joe Biden “remains fit for duty” and can carry out his responsibilities “without any exemptions or accommodations,” Dr. Kevin O’Connor wrote Friday after the president’s first physical exam since taking office.
The White House released O’Connor’s six-page memo on Biden’s health hours after the president traveled to Walter Reed Medical Center for a routine exam and a colonoscopy.
O’Connor said the medical exam revealed that Biden, who turns 79 on Saturday, has an excessive cough and an “increasing frequency and severity of ‘throat clearing’.” But he noted that Biden has experienced this behavior “for as long as I have known him.”
“It is acknowledged that this perception may be artificially confounded by the undeniable fact that, as President, a much greater attention is directed toward his public engagements as compared to that which he experienced in previous positions,” said O’Connor, who has been Biden’s primary care physician for 13 years.
Kamala Harris Woman with Presidential Power for 85 Minutes - /10
Washington, Nov 19 - Kamala Harris made history this Friday for 85 minutes by becoming the first woman to occupy the US Presidency for a "short period of time", while the president, Joe Biden, was underwent a routine colonoscopy.