George Washington University (GWU) will host Tammy Duckworth, a Democratic U.S. Senator, as its commencement speaker this year. This marks the second consecutive year where GWU students hear from a Democratic politician:
An editorial published Sunday in The GW Hatchet unabashedly applauds the second consecutive selection of a Democrat senator as commencement speaker, saying Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth fits every one of its criteria.
GW recently announced that Duckworth will deliver the 2017 Commencement address this May, following on the heels of New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker, who was GW’s commencement speaker last year.