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Because of a medical examination, Biden temporarily hands over his presidential powers to Kamala Harris

05:12 PM

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.

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.

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