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Doug Emhoff has made antisemitism his issue, but says it's everyone's job to fight it

Posted on AllSides February 17th, 2023
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Catie Dull/NPR

Doug Emhoff knew that he and Vice President Kamala Harris would be making history as the country's first female vice president and first second gentleman, respectively.

But he quickly realized that his gender wasn't the only aspect of his identity that resonated with people.

"I really thought that would be the big deal," he says. "As it turned out, that's 1, but 1a. Right behind it is being the first Jewish person in this role."

Emhoff, a former California entertainment lawyer, stepped into the role as the first Jewish spouse...

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