Friday 19 November 2021
Today, Friday, US President Joe Biden is scheduled to temporarily hand over his presidential powers to Vice President Kamala Harris because he is undergoing a medical examination.
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on her Twitter account that Biden, who will celebrate his 79th birthday next Saturday, will go to Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland today, Friday, for a routine medical examination.
This morning, the President will travel to Walter Reed Medical Center for a routine physical.
– Jen Psaki (@PressSec) November 19, 2021
Psaki confirmed in a statement that Biden will hand over presidential powers to Harris for a “brief period” during which he will be under sedation for a colonoscopy.
The spokeswoman indicated that Harris will perform the presidential duties from her office in the West Wing of the White House.