US President Joe Biden took over the presidency again, briefly handing it to Vice President Kamal Harris during a colonoscopy examination under sedation on Friday.
This was reported by Agence France-Presse. Harris As Vice President, she is the highest ranked woman in US history, thus became the acting head of state for an hour and 25 minutes.
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki confirmed It is a routine medical procedure that was part of a regular comprehensive medical examination. The 70-year-old president underwent a colonoscopy at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, located in Maryland, in the suburbs of Washington.
According to the spokeswoman, the president is “in a good mood” after the operation, but he remains in the hospital for the time being.It is subject to further examinations. According to her, Biden had already spoken with Harris and his chief of staff, and regained the presidency.
Joe Biden is the oldest president of the United States, and therefore his health status attracts a lot of attention from the American media and the public. The delivery itself was made in the form of a letter Biden sent to the presidents of both houses of the US Congress at 10:10 local time (16:10 CET). After taking over as anesthetist, Biden sent another letter to the two presidents at 11:35 local time (17:35 CET) informing them that he would take over again.
Remember Psaki Handing over power to the vice president is a standard step in such situations, which also occurred twice under former President George W. Bush (2001-2009).
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