WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the first time in U.S. history, the President of the United States is a woman.
According to Press Secretary Jen Psaki, on Nov. 19, President Joe Biden will be undergoing a colonoscopy before his 79th birthday on Saturday. During the procedure, Biden will be under anesthesia during the procedure.
“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,” said Psaki. “The Vice President will work from her office in the West Wing during this time.”
Pres. Biden is the oldest president in U.S. history and many have been skeptical of his health since taking office. He has a number of previous reported health problems including two brain two brain aneurysms, episodes of atrial fibrillation, and a speech impediment.
Prior to taking office a physician reported that Biden was in good enough health to take office. The procedure today is classified as routine.
Kamala Harris was the first person of color to be Vice President, first woman to be Vice President, and is now the first ever woman President. This power shift will be temporary as long as the procedure is successful.