Dough tweet, From all staff/family call last night. I’m so proud of my wife @KamalaHarris even prouder of this entire @JoeBiden team. Let’s get this done!
Doug Emhoff and Kemala Harris bonding.
Kemala Harris’s husband, Doug Emhoff will make history by becoming the country’s first “second gentlemen” after his wife became the first woman and black US vice president-elect on Saturday.
Harris and Emhoff, who married in 2014 – she for the first time, he for the second – will also be the first mixed-race couple to occupy their positions. He is white while she is the daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants. Both are 56.
The contours of Emhoff’s new role as the nation’s “second husband” – some prefer “second gentleman” – have yet to be determined; he has been vague about his plans so far.
Traditionally, the spouses of presidents and vice presidents have been expected to forge a careful balance of supportiveness and independence. Many pick a charitable cause to promote.
Emhoff, who was credited as a “secret weapon” on the campaign trail for his wife – even earning his own following on social media – is an accomplished lawyer specializing in media, sports and entertainment law.