The wife of the President of the United States is called “First Lady”. That of the vice-president, “Second Lady”. As of January 20, it will therefore be necessary to call “Second Gentleman” Doug Emhoff, the husband of the elected vice-president Kamala Harris. Like his wife, he will be the first. Like his wife, he now embodies a company that has made profound changes for the better.
On his Twitter account, Doug Emhoff describes himself as, “Kamala Harris’ father, husband, lawyer, aspiring golfer, advocate for justice and equality.” On Saturday, he tweeted a photo of him hugging his wife during this perhaps famous jogging session. It is the one that a phone call interrupted to celebrate the victory with Joe Biden. “So proud of you,” he wrote to her.
Doug Emhoff and Kamala Harris are a young couple, they met in 2013 during a “blind date” organized by a friend. They married in August 2014, six years after Doug’s divorce. From this first union, he has two children, Cole and Ella, now aged 26 and 21. Kamala Harris greeted them on Saturday night in her speech in Wilmington.
On leave since the appointment of his wife
The couple is very united and Doug Emhoff gives the image of a protective husband with his wife senator. In June 2019, at the California Democrats’ convention, this accomplished athlete did not hesitate to jump on the stage to protect Kamala Harris from an activist who had taken the microphone from him.
In mid-August, a few days after his wife’s appointment as running mate, he went on unpaid leave from the law firm he has run in Los Angeles since 2017. Aged 56, this media lawyer, sports and entertainment is part of the huge DLA Piper firm. He defended the directors of the film “American Made” (with Tom Cruise), players of the National Football League, including receiver Willie Gault.
His brother-in-law is the legal director of Uber Technologies. His brother is a firefighter in California, at the beginning of November, he spoke about this brother on the front line with a lot of emotion.
His leave should last: during the campaign, he expressed his desire to work in the White House on issues of access to justice for the most disadvantaged.
Original article by : www.leparisien.fr