US Vice-President Kamala Harris on November 19, 2021, turned the primary feminine appearing President of the United States for one hour and 25 minutes when US President Joe Biden quickly transferred energy to Harris whereas he went underneath anesthesia for a routine colonoscopy. With this improvement, 57-years-old Kamala Harris is now the primary lady ever who held presidential powers within the 250-years-old historical past of the US. Kamala Harris is the primary lady, first African-American and first Asian-American, first Indian-American who holds the second-most highly effective place within the US. Harris was elected US Vice-President on November 7, 2020, after Joe Biden was declared the President of the United States within the US Presidential Elections 2020.
How did Kamala Harris change into the primary lady with presidential powers?
US President Joe Biden, 79-years-old, on November 19, 2021, underwent his first routine annual bodily checkup at Walter Reed Medical Center since taking the workplace. Following this, it’s a protocol for a Vice-President to imagine Presidential powers whereas the President undergoes a medical process that requires sedation or anesthesia.
What is the process to switch Presidential Powers to Vice-President within the US?
Section 3 of the 25th Amendment to the US Constitution says the President can ship a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the president professional Tempore of the Senate declaring they’re “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President.”
As per Section 3 of the 25th Amendment to the US Constitution, US President Joe Biden wrote a letter to the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont (who’s the president professional Tempore of the Senate) for the official switch of the Presidential Powers to US Vice-President Kamala Harris
The 25th Amendment of the US Constitution includes the process by which a President or Vice-President of the US might be changed within the occasion of demise, resignation, removing or incapacitation. The 25th Amendment was enacted following the demise of former US President John F Kennedy who was assassinated.
How did US President Joe Biden get again his Presidential Powers?
After the completion of the routine checkup, US President Joe Biden wrote a separate letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont in accordance with Section 3 of the 25th Amendment to switch the Presidential Powers again to him. US President Biden has been declared match to efficiently execute his duties of the President, wrote the President’s health worker Kevin O’Connor.
Past situations of switch of Presidential Powers within the US
In the previous, US presidents have transferred Presidential Powers whereas they underwent routine medical checkups which features a colonoscopy which will require sedation or anesthesia. Former US President George W Bush had undergone the routine colonoscopy twice (2002 and 2007) throughout which he transferred his Presidential Powers to then Vice-President Dick Cheney for a few hours.
Former US President Donald Trump has been an exception who didn’t bear sedation or anesthesia throughout his routine colonoscopy in 2019 and therefore didn’t switch his Presidential Powers to then Vice-President Mike Pence.