Harris to become first woman with presidential power while Biden is under anesthesia for routine colonoscopy

By Kate Sullivan, CNN

    (CNN) -- President Joe Biden on Friday will temporarily transfer power to Vice President Kamala Harris while he is under anesthesia for a routine colonoscopy, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters.

"The Vice President will work from her office in the West Wing during this time," Psaki said in a statement.

Biden arrived Friday morning at Walter Reed Medical Center to undergo a routine annual physical -- his first physical in office as the oldest first-term president in US history.

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