Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Harris, is the highest-level official to criticize the presidents of Harvard, MIT and the University of Pennsylvania for their testimony this week.
President Biden spoke with Jewish community leaders at the White House Wednesday, and said he had asked his administration to boost security for any potential threats to Jews in the United States.
Second gentleman Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Harris, is increasingly focused on combating antisemitism at home and abroad. He spoke to NPR about his historic role.
Emhoff, the first Jewish spouse of a U.S. president or vice president, is in Poland and Germany to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day and address rising antisemitism around the world.
Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Harris, is taking a very traditional approach to his role of second spouse. The Paris trip was their first diplomatic trip abroad.
When his wife, Kamala Harris, is sworn in as vice president of the U.S., Emhoff will also be creating history. "I'm gonna support her," he said when once asked what he'd do if she were elected.