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The Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, grew to become the primary lady to briefly assume presidential powers, whereas Joe Biden underwent a medical check-up.
President Biden transferred energy to Harris for about 85 minutes, whereas he was positioned beneath anesthesia for a routine colonoscopy this Friday morning.
The medical examination was Biden’s first as president and befell on the eve of his 79th birthday.
Harris briefly took management of nuclear weapons and the US army.
The 57-year-old vp carried out her duties from her workplace within the west wing of the White House, authorities stated.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki stated the non permanent switch of powers in such circumstances is unprecedented and that it’s a part of the method established within the Constitution of the United States.
Psaki tweeted Friday that Biden was in a “good mood” at Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland after the medical checkup, and that he had resumed obligation at 11:35 a.m. native time.
“He will stay at Walter Reed while he completes the rest of his physical routine,” he added.
Biden, the oldest president of the United States to take workplace, underwent his final full medical examination in December 2019.
At that point, his physician printed a report describing him as “healthy and vigorous” and “fit to carry out the functions of the presidency successfully.”
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