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Harris briefly holds presidential power as Biden undergoes routine colonoscopy

It was the first time a woman served as acting president of the United States.

President Joe Biden briefly transferred power to Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday while he underwent anesthesia for a routine colonoscopy, according to the White House. 

Biden was in "good spirits" after the procedure and resumed his duties late Friday morning, press secretary Jen Psaki tweeted.

Harris worked from her office in the West Wing during her brief tenure as acting president, Psaki said in an earlier statement. She noted that when President George W. Bush underwent colonoscopies in 2002 and 2007, power was transferred to Vice President Dick Cheney

I felt much, much safer in this Biden-Harris scenario, I must say. 

And there was some history made, as well: Harris was the first woman ever to hold presidential power in the United States.

The White House has said it will publicly share a summary of the 78-year-old Biden’s annual physical later on Friday.

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