President Biden will transfer power to the Vice President for the brief period of time when he is under anesthesia.

Joe Biden to hand over power to vice over ill health

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Joe Biden to hand over power to vice over ill health

Joe Biden to briefly hand over power to Kamala Harris as he undergoes colonoscopy

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American President Joe Biden will briefly transfer power to Vice President Kamala Harris as he undergoes a physical ailment that includes a colonoscopy.

That procedure, recommended for those 50 and older, requires anesthesia.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, in a statement, 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 anesthesia.

The Vice President will work from her office in the West Wing during this time.”

The White House plans to release a summary of Biden’s physical state later on Friday.

Biden is expected to preside over a ceremony in the Rose Garden, the annual pardoning of a Thanksgiving turkey, before going to his Delaware home for the weekend.

Biden’s 79th birthday is Saturday. He became the oldest person elected to the White House last year.

The power is being transferred under the 25th Amendment.

Ratified in 1967, the amendment includes a provision that allows for the president to transfer power to the vice president, who then serves as acting president during such a period.

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The president has to give written notice in writing to the speaker of the House and the Senate president pro tem, who are Nancy Pelosi and Patrick Leahy.

Source: Jungle Journalist

 

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