Historic! Kamala Harris becomes first woman to get US presidential powers
Washington: In a historic decision, President Joe Biden will transfer power briefly to Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday. Biden has decided to transfer the US presidential powers to Harris as he is under anesthesia for a routine colonoscopy.
With this, Kamala Harris became the first woman to hold the presidential power in US history.
“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,” White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said in a statement, as quoted by indiatoday.in. “The Vice President will work from her office in the West Wing during this time,” he added.
According to reports, Biden is undergoing treatment at the Walter Reed military hospital outside of Washington.
It is to be noted Harris became the first woman to be elected as the vice president of the United States and now she is going to get the presidential powers. No woman has ever become the president in the country’s nearly 250-year history.
Earlier in 2002 and 2007, President George W. Bush had transferred the Presidential power to the vice president.