Kamala Harris is officially the president of the United States.
Under the 25th Amendment, Biden is no longer president and Harris is the first woman to hold presidential powers.
HOWEVER, it’s temporary and likely to last only several hours.
Biden made a trip to Walter Reed Medical Center for a routine physical and will also undergo a colonoscopy.
While he’s under anesthesia, Harris is acting president of the United States under Section 3 of the 25th Amendment.
George W. Bush underwent the same procedure in 2002 and 2007.
BREAKING 🚨 Biden to undergo a colonoscopy at Walter Reed. While he is under anesthesia, Kamala Harris will become the acting President of the United States
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) November 19, 2021
DEVELOPING: Kamala Harris to be acting president while Biden undergoes colonoscopy, making her the first woman to (briefly) hold presidential powers https://t.co/Lfd2a1jQy4
— BNO News (@BNONews) November 19, 2021
News: President Biden will undergo a routine colonoscopy during his physical today so he will be put under anesthesia.
From the White House: As was the case when Pres. Bush had the same procedure in 2002 & 2007, Biden will temporarily transfer power to the VP while he’s under.
— Monica Alba (@albamonica) November 19, 2021
Kamala Harris is now acting president under Section 3 of the 25th amendment.
This is only the fourth time in history that the president has temporarily transferred power: Reagan during colon surgery in 1985, and George W. Bush during colonoscopies in 2002 and 2007. https://t.co/afBefwbHzd
— Gregory Korte (@gregorykorte) November 19, 2021
VP Harris will work from her office in the West Wing while assuming acting presidential powers, WH says
— Kevin Liptak (@Kevinliptakcnn) November 19, 2021
The White House says Kamala Harris will be acting president while Biden undergoes a colonoscopy, making her the first woman + first Asian American to temporarily hold presidential powers pic.twitter.com/HUECt29IIn
— Andrew Peng (@TheAPJournalist) November 19, 2021
— Jon Sopel (@BBCJonSopel) November 19, 2021
From BNO News:
“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,” she said.
Psaki said Acting President Harris will work from her office in the West Wing while Biden undergoes the colonoscopy. She added that a further statement will be released later on Friday afternoon.
Harris will be the third person and the first woman in U.S. history to serve as acting president. Vice President George H. W. Bush assumed the position for 8 hours while Ronald Reagan underwent surgery in 1985, and Dick Cheney served as acting president in 2002 and 2007, about 2 hours on each occasion.
Will this be the closest Harris comes to sniffing the role of president?
Or, is today her test run before a permanent removal of Biden?
Earlier this week, FOX News reported that a high-level confirmation in the House of Representatives is being prepared.
That indicates a possible new vice president in the works.
Here’s the earlier report on Rumble: