Commencement 2017: Only 2 Of Top 100 US Universities Will Have A Republican Speaker
Spencer Irvine, Accuracy in Media
Liberals and Democrats have a stranglehold on commencement addresses, as is the norm. The only Republicans speaking to top 100 universities are Vice President Mike Pence at Notre Dame and an attorney general in Arizona:
Three Democratic U.S. senators will address graduates at the prestigious universities. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is the featured speaker at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Illinois’s Tammy Duckworth is slated to speak at George Washington University and Cory Booker of New Jersey will address the University of Pennsylvania’s graduates. No Republican senator is currently lined up at any of the top 100 universities.
Ernest Moniz, energy secretary in the Obama administration, will speak at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, another former Obama administration official, will be Stanford’s commencement speaker.