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The White House said President Joe Biden will transfer power to Vice President Kamala Harris while she undergoes a routine physical and colonoscopy on Friday, making Harris the first woman in the presidency.

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement that Biden will transfer power to Harris while he is under anesthesia for the procedure.

Harris, the first woman, person of color and person of South Asian descent to become vice president, would briefly History While serving as the Acting President during his time there.

Psaki said Harris will work from her office in the West Wing while Biden goes through the process.

Biden, 78, is taking his first physical exam since becoming president at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington, DC.

Psaki said that former President George W Bush also briefly transferred power, when he followed the same procedure in 2002 and 2007.

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