Kamala Harris becomes first female US president for 90 minutes
United States (US) Vice President Kamala Harris held presidential powers for one hour and 30 minutes while President Joe Biden was under anaesthesia for a routine colonoscopy at Walter Reade Medical Center, the White House said on Friday (November 19).
Earlier on Friday, Biden drove to the medical center in the Washington suburbs for his first routine physical exam as president. Press secretary Jen Psaki said Biden would be under anaesthesia during the procedure and would transfer power to Harris. She created history by becoming first woman to serve as acting president.