Biden will transfer powers to vice president during hospitalization

The President of the United States went for a routine check-up the day before his 79th birthday. He will have a colonoscopy. While the head of state is under anesthesia, his powers will be assumed by Kamala Harris

US President Joe Biden will temporarily transfer his powers to Vice President Kamala Harris. This was stated by the press secretary of the White House Jen Psaki.

According to her, on the morning of November 19, the head of state went to the Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda (Maryland) for a scheduled medical examination. He will have a colonoscopy.

“ As with President George W. Bush in 2002 and 2007, and in accordance with the procedure set out in the US Constitution, President Biden will hand over power to the Vice President for a short period of time while under anesthesia, '' & mdash; Psaki said in a statement.

According to her, on the evening of November 19, the White House will publish a written report on the president's medical examination.

Biden will have a colonoscopy the day before his 79th birthday. According to ABC News, the last time Biden underwent a thorough medical examination during the election campaign. In December 2019, a medical report declared Biden a “ healthy, energetic 77-year-old man who is fit for the successful fulfillment of his presidential duties. ''

Shortly before taking office as president, doctors gave Biden several diagnoses: nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (a type of irregular heart rhythm), hyperlipidemia (increased concentration of fats or lipids in the blood), and gastroesophageal reflux (backward movement of stomach contents through the lower esophageal sphincter into the esophagus).

Biden's most famous health problems in the past there were two cranial aneurysms that he suffered in 1988. Last November, Biden suffered a broken leg after slipping while playing with the dog. Computed tomography showed cracks in the bones.

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