The Biden White House has banned cabinet members from giving commencement addresses in person at colleges and universities this year because of the coronavirus, but President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are apparently exempt from these rules.
“The White House doesn’t want to encourage super-spreader events,” a report from Axios said, adding that a White House statement said, “The White House and administration remain vigilant to the public health challenges posed by the pandemic, and we’re taking every step necessary to prevent the spread of the virus and model leadership for the country.”
However, Axios pointed out the unfairness of Biden’s planned address to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and Harris’s keynote at the Naval Academy’s commissioning.
“The rules don’t apply equally to everyone,” Axios complained.
In addition, most in-person graduations are being held outside, which even the CDC acknowledges poses little risk for transmission of the virus.
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