Harris to speak at Naval Academy commencement

Harris to speak at Naval Academy commencement
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Vice President Harris will be the keynote speaker for this year's Naval Academy commencement ceremony.

Harris will be at the Naval Academy on May 28 to deliver the address, the White House told The Capital Gazette.

It is unclear but likely that Harris will be the first woman to give the keynote address for the event.


The keynote speaker typically rotates between the president, vice president and secretary of Defense. Harris is the first woman to hold any of those offices.

President BidenJoe BidenBiden says Beau's assessment of first 100 days would be 'Be who you are' Biden: McCarthy's support of Cheney ouster is 'above my pay grade' Conservative group sues over prioritization of women, minorities for restaurant aid MORE gave the commencement address when he was vice president back in 2010 and 2015. He will be slated to give the address again along with Defense Secretary Lloyd AustinLloyd AustinOvernight Defense: Ex-Pentagon chief defends Capitol attack response as GOP downplays violence | Austin, Biden confer with Israeli counterparts amid conflict with Hamas | Lawmakers press Pentagon officials on visas for Afghan partners Trump appointee endorses Christine Wormuth as Army secretary Austin repeats 'ironclad support' for Israel in conflict with Palestine MORE in the future.

Although the Naval Academy will have an in-person ceremony, the number of guests is limited due to the coronavirus, The Capital Gazette reported.

The Hill has reached out to the vice president's office.