Biden’s exit positions Doug Emhoff to become the first Jewish White House spouse

Since he came into the role in 2021, Emhoff has leaned into his Jewish identity, lighting a menorah in the official residence and focusing his work on antisemitism and Holocaust remembrance.

Doug Emhoff

Joe Biden calls himself a Zionist and loves name-dropping Golda Meir. His exit marks an end of an era.

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