Here’s Why Kamala Harris Is The First Woman To Hold Presidential Power

Kamala Harris Becomes First Woman To Have Presidential Power: Here’s…

Despite the fact that Kamala Harris has become the first woman to hold the office of President of the United States, Joe Biden remains in charge. Here’s why Kamala has achieved yet another first.

Vice President Kamala Harris is no stranger to making history. She is the first African-American and South Asian vice president of the United States. She is also the first female vice president of the United States. Now, on Nov. 19, Kamala, 57, will add to her list of accomplishments when she becomes the first female president of the United States.

According to CNN, White House press secretary Jenn Psaki told reporters on Friday that President Joe Biden will temporarily delegate power to Vice President Harris before undergoing a regular colonoscopy.

President Biden, who turns 79 on Saturday (November 20), came to Walter Reed Medical Center for his first normal annual checkup since defeating Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. Kamala will work from her West Wing office while Biden is under anesthesia.

While this is a historic first, the actual transfer of power when the president seeks medical treatment is nothing out of the ordinary. When George W. Bush had many colonoscopies over their two terms in office, former Vice President Dick Cheney did likewise on several occasions.

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Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at the Tribal Nations Summit in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus

In terms of legality, CNN points out that Section 3 of the 25th Amendment to the US Constitution allows the president to delegate power. They can write to the speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, and the president pro tempore of the Senate, Patrick Leahy, declaring that they are “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President” until they receive a written declaration to the contrary.

Kamala is the first woman to hold the presidency in her official capacity. Following the announcement of Biden’s operation, many people on social media remarked on how, after her husband, President Woodrow Wilson, suffered a stroke, previous first lady Edith Wilson informally became “acting president.” According to Biography, her “stewardship” lasted 17 months, but she claimed that she “never made a single decision about the disposition of public affairs.” The only decisions I had to make were about what was significant and what wasn’t, as well as when to present things to my husband.”

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President Joe Biden left, and United States Vice President Kamala Harris arrives for his signing into law his Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

According to CNN, Donald Trump’s former press secretary Stephanie Grisham heavily hinted in her book, I’ll Take Your Questions Now, that he had a colonoscopy in secret to delay handing over power to Vice President Mike Pence. She stated that Trump’s reported hospital visit was for a “quite routine operation” in which “a patient is put under,” and that President Bush underwent a procedure that was very similar. Trump didn’t want Pence in charge while he was sedated, and he didn’t want to be “the butt of a joke” on late-night TV, she claimed, so he kept his purported colonoscopy a secret.

During a September appearance on The View, Vice President Harris had her own health crisis. Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro, co-hosts, tested positive for COVID-19 in the middle of the show. The broadcast’s planned guest was Kamala. She was originally scheduled to do the interview in the studio but instead accepted questions from Joy Behar and Sara Haines via video call from backstage.

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