Kamala Harris.. Acting President of the United States for an hour and a half

08:37 PM

Friday 19 November 2021

Washington – (dpa):

US President Joe Biden briefly transferred power to Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday while he was sedated for a colonoscopy, marking the first time a woman has formally held the position of acting commander-in-chief, Bloomberg News reported.

Harris held the title of “acting president” for an hour and 25 minutes under Section 3 of the Twenty-fifth Amendment, ratified in 1967. This provision had only been officially invoked twice before, when former President George W. Bush conducted an operation Colonoscope.

Another woman who has ever held the position of acting president is President Woodrow Wilson’s wife Edith, who took office after her husband suffered a stroke in 1919, Bloomberg said.

Biden underwent the operation on Friday morning, one day before his 79th birthday.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a tweet on the social networking site “Twitter”, that the president spoke with Harris at 1135 am, and resumed his powers at that time.


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