US Vice President Kamala Harris will become the first woman to hold presidential powers in the history of the country.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced on Friday.
President Joe Biden will temporarily transfer powers to his VP to go for a routine colonoscopy at Reed Media Center. The medical procedure will require the US president to be under anesthesia.
“Following the process set out in the Constitution, President Biden will transfer power to the Vice President for the brief period when he is under anesthesia,” Jen Psaki said in a statement.
“The Vice President will work from her office in the West Wing during this time,” Psaki added.
Presidential power has been transferred to the vice president before during the tenure of President George W. Bush.
However, this time, presidential power will be transferred to a female vice president.
In November last year, Harris broke history to become the first Black female South Asian to be elected as vice-president of the United States.