President Biden is expected to temporarily hand over power to Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday as he undergoes a medical examination.
The White House on friday said The president will visit Walter Reed Medical Center for a checkup and will undergo a routine endoscopy. He “will transfer power to the Vice President for a brief period of time while he is under anesthesia,” the White House said.
During this time, Harris will work from her office in the West Wing. The White House notes that this step has been taken before when then-President George W. Bush followed the same process in 2002 and 2007. This time. differ mainly in that Harris, the first female vice president of the United States, would become the first woman in American history to assume the acting presidency.
It will be Biden’s first physical activity since taking office. In 2019, during his presidential campaign, Biden’s primary care doctor revealed his medical history and described him as a 77-year-old man “healthy, vivacious, fit enough to successfully carry out the duties of president.” The White House said it would release a written summary of Biden’s physicality Friday afternoon.
https://theweek.com/kamala-harris/1007308/kamala-harris-will-become-the-1st-woman-to-assume-presidential-power-while Kamala Harris will become the first woman to assume the acting presidency while Biden undergoes a physical exam