U.S. President Joe Biden, who is celebrating his 79th birthday today, underwent a colonoscopy at the hospital yesterday (Friday). Because the test was under anesthesia, Biden transferred his powers to his deputy, Kamla Harris.
White House spokeswoman Jen Saki said the president’s powers were transferred to Harris yesterday at 10:10 a.m. (local time) until 11:35 a.m., when Biden returned to serve as president. It was also reported that after the invasive test, Biden spoke with Camela Harris and Ron Klein, the White House chief of staff, and was in a good mood. And that during the 85 minutes in which she served as president, Harris worked from her office in the West Wing of the White House.
Saki further noted that the president acted in accordance with an amendment to the constitution. As former President George W. Bush did in 2002, and in 2007 when he transferred his powers when he underwent colonoscopy.