Kamala Harris becomes first woman to hold presidential powers in US history

Vice President Kamala Harris of the United States will be the first woman to possess presidential power in the country's history.

Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, made the announcement on Friday. President Joe Biden will delegate authority to his vice president while undergoing a regular colonoscopy at Reed Media Center. 

The medical procedure will need the president of the United States being sedated. "President Biden will relinquish power to the Vice President for the brief amount of time when he is under anesthesia, as required by the constitution," Jen Psaki said in a statement.

"During this period, the Vice President will work from her West Wing office," Psaki continued.

During President George W. Bush's presidency, presidential power was previously delegated to the vice president. This time, though, the presidency will be handed over to a female vice president.


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