US Vice President Kamala Harris to be acting president as Joe Biden undergoes medical procedure

US Vice President Kamala Harris to be acting president as Joe Biden undergoes medical procedure



US vice president Kamala Harris will serve as acting president while President Joe Biden is under anaesthesia for a routine colonoscopy, the White House has said.



“As was the case when President George W Bush had the same procedure in 2002 and 2007, and following the process set out in the Constitution, President Biden will transfer power to the Vice President for the brief period of time when he is under anaesthesia,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement. “The Vice President will work from her office in the West Wing during this time.”



Mr. Biden arrived at the Walter Reed Medical Centre on Friday for his annual physical, his first while serving as president.


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