President Biden will transfer power to Vice President Kamala Harris Friday morning for the “brief period of time” when he is under anesthesia for a “routine” colonoscopy at Walter Reed Medical Center, the White House said Friday.
The president traveled to Bethesda, Maryland, for a physical exam, one day before his 79th birthday. Biden arrived at 8:51 a.m. ET and waved to reporters who were traveling with him.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Biden will also undergo a colonoscopy while there.
Joe Biden is undergoing a colonoscopy at Walter Reed today
Kamala D. Harris is now Acting President of the United States of America
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