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Biden’s colonoscopy went successful, Psaki says

20:23, 19 November 2021
Biden’s colonoscopy went successful, Psaki says Photo: Stefani Reynolds - Pool Via Cnp/Keystone Press Agency

Earlier in the morning, the White House announced that the US President transferred power to VP Kamala Harris for the time of the surgery.


White House Spokesperson Jen Psaki announced on Twitter that US President Joe Biden had successfully undergone surgery on Friday morning.

According to the post, the head of state has already received Vice President Kamala Harris and White House Chief of Staff Ronald Klain at 11.35 a.m. local time.

She added that Biden was feeling well and had already resumed his duties but will stay at hospital for the rest of his routine physical.

In a statement released this morning, Psaki promised to publish a summary of the physical later on Friday.

Though it had earlier been announced that 79-year-old Biden will get a med examination in 2021, the surgery was not on the President’s schedule.

Since Biden has been under anesthesia for a short time, he transferred his duties to Kamala Harris who thus has become the first woman in history to assume presidential power even though only for a couple of hours.