BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Joe BidenWill briefly hand power over to the Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday when he undergoes a “routine colonoscopy” at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the White House said.
Biden drove Friday morning to Washington’s medical center for his routine physical. Jen Psaki, the press secretary, said that Biden will be anesthetized during the procedure. Harris would then take control.
“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. “The Vice President will work from her office in the West Wing during this time.”
Biden, at 78 years old, was examined for the last time in December 2019. doctors found the former vice president to be “healthy, vigorous” and “fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency,” according to a doctor’s report at the time. Biden is the oldest person to serve as presidentPlease see the following: interest in his healthThe excitement has been great since he announced in 2019 that he would be running for the White House.
According to the 25th AmendmentAccording to the Constitution Biden will sign an acknowledgment to the President pro Tempore of Senate and to the Speaker of the House of Representatives stating that he cannot discharge his duties under anesthesia. Harris will then act as the Acting President and send another note to them after the procedure is completed to resume his duties.
Harris, the first woman, person of color and person of South Asian descent to be vice presidentShe will also be making history in her short term as acting president.
Dr. Kevin O’Connor, who has been Biden’s primary care physician since 2009, wrote in a three-page note that the then-presidential candidate was in overall good shape.
In that report, O’Connor said that since 2003, Biden has had episodes of atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat that’s potentially serious but treatable. At the time, O’Connor cited a list of tests that showed Biden’s heart was functioning normally and his only needed care was a blood thinner to prevent the most worrisome risk, blood clots or stroke.
Biden faced death in 1988 after he was forced to undergo surgery for two brain aneurysms. The procedure required the removal of weak bulges and arteries. Biden’s doctor stated that he has not had any recurrences, and cited a 2014 test which examined his arteries.
Where? Biden took office he brought O’Connor back to the White House to continue serving as his doctor, and O’Connor was expected to lead a team of experts in conducting Biden’s physical exam Friday.
Once the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in early 2020, Biden’s team took intense steps to keep the then-candidate and now-president healthy as the virus raged and took a disproportionate toll among older populations. Biden received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccinesDec 2020 his second doseHe received his first paycheck just two weeks prior to taking office. He got a booster doseRegulators claim that, which offers more protection over time, will be available in September.
Biden, according to the White House would approve release of a health report. This is standard for both presidents and presidential hopefuls. Ex-President Donald Trump (75) was severely criticized. releasing only cursory detailsConcerning his health while runningServing in the White House and concealing the severity of the matter his COVID-19 illnessA month before 2020’s presidential election.