On Friday, Vice President Kamala Harris became the first acting female president of America for a little over an hour. This was because the president had a colonoscopy examination and was incapacitated through the timeframe Harris served as president.
Americans around the world have numerous notions about Biden, but his act of being a responsible leader caught many by surprise. However, because of this new milestone, history will forever note Kamala Harris became the first female acting president in all of America’s history.
A lot of news platforms weighed in on this new feat. The comment of Wall Street’s Journal stands as the most remarkable, as they expressed the job of an acting president includes all of the functionalities of the president.
The only difference is that an acting president in America cannot name a vice president.
Does the Constitution Provide for this New Development?
According to a section in the 25th Amendment, presidents can transfer their powers to their vice presidents if they cannot carry out their full responsibilities. However, this applies to extreme cases of being indisposed.
Biden chose to transfer power, in his case, because he prepared ahead for unforeseen eventualities. This is quite remarkable of a leader in his position as president of the greatest country in the world.
This is horrifying.https://t.co/F9aAysWRju
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) November 19, 2021
Biden made his intentions known by putting the Senate and House of Representatives on notice. However, when the procedure was complete, Biden sent a letter reclaiming his office as president of America.
Biden’s Actions Down Memory Lane
President Biden is not the first president to transfer power to a vice president. As a matter of fact, in most cases, it is because of an ailment related to colon cancer.
In the case of Ronald Reagan, he transferred power to Vice President George Bush while undergoing colon cancer surgery. The same was the case on two occasions when George Bush transferred power as president to his then-vice, Dick Cheney.
The press secretary of the White House, Jen Psaki, also weighed in on this making of history. In her words, she expressed that Biden and Harris are fond of making history at very crucial points.
This time, the only difference is this new feat is for women and families across America who believe in the current administration.
Acting President Kamala Harris: I implore you to make history with bold executive measure while you can: Reverse the current foreign policy undermining the sovereignty of Ethiopia and Eritrea. @VP pic.twitter.com/XK1d3flWcU
— Deacon Yoseph Romanwork Tafari (@DeaconYoseph) November 19, 2021
While it would be a no-brainer to be a killjoy at this crucial time, it is still a mild feat of amazement to many. This pertains to the reason why President Biden would choose to relinquish power over a mild colonoscopy examination.
Regardless of what many people would say, as it stands, the topic that has gained massive momentum in the nation is no other than that of Vice President Kamala Harris.