Biden temporarily handed over power to Vice President Harris

2021-11-19 15:47, act 2021-11-19 16:35

2021-11-19 15:47

2021-11-19 16:35

Biden temporarily handed over power to Vice President Harris
Biden temporarily handed over power to Vice President Harris
photo: KEVIN LAMARQUE / / Reuters

US President Joe Biden formally handed over the duties of head of state to Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday in connection with a routine colonoscopy, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. The procedure is to be performed as part of the president’s annual medical examinations.

Biden, who turns 79 on Saturday, went on Friday to be examined at the Walter Reed Military Hospital in Bethesda, near Washington, DC.

As Psaki reported to journalists, the president handed over Harris power in connection with a “routine colonoscopy” during which he would be under anesthesia. The spokeswoman pointed out that the same trial took place in 2002 and 2007, when then-President George W. Bush handed over to his Vice-President Dick Cheney for the same reason.

The president’s survey on Friday is his first since taking power and has been announced by the administration for months. On Friday, the White House is to publish a summary of the results of the study.

The health of Biden – the oldest incumbent president in US history – has been the subject of discussions and attacks from the very beginning by Republicans and former President Donald Trump. Republican congressmen, including former White House chief physician Ronny Jackson, have repeatedly called on Biden to undergo cognitive function tests, suggesting he has dementia.

According to a poll published this week for the Politico portal, 48 percent. Americans believe that the president is not mentally fit enough to perform his function, and only 40 percent. believes that she is in good health.

Biden has had several health problems in the past. In 1988 he underwent surgery due to the diagnosis of two brain aneurysms. A recent study published by Biden – in December 2019 – concluded that despite being in general good health, he suffers from atrial fibrillation, a heart rhythm disorder. The president also takes statins, drugs to lower cholesterol (PAP).

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