Douglas Emhoff to become America’s first ‘second gentlemen’


PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 02: Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and husband, Douglas Emhoff, take the stage after Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden spoke in Pittsburgh at a simultaneous drive-in election eve rally on November 2, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who is originally from Scranton, Pennsylvania, remains ahead of President Donald Trump by about six points, according to a recent polling average. With the election tomorrow, Trump held four rallies across Pennsylvania over the weekend, as he vies to recapture the Keystone State’s vital 20 electoral votes. In 2016, he carried Pennsylvania by only 44,292 votes out of more than 6 million cast, less than a 1 percent differential, becoming the first Republican to claim victory here since 1988. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’s husband, Douglas ‘Doug’ Emhoff, is set to become America’s first “second gentlemen.”

This marks the first time a vice president has had a male spouse.

Harris married Emhoff, a partner at law firm DLA Piper in 2014. Emhoff has two children from a previous marriage. The children affectionally call Harris, “Momala.” Emhoff attended USC Gould School of Law and California State University – Northridge.

Emhoff tweeted saying he was “so proud” of his wife, after Pennsylvania was called by the Associated Press for the Biden-Harris ticket.

Emhoff was on the campaign trail for his wife’s campaign for the Democratic Presidential nomination in 2019. He later campaigned for the Biden-Harris ticket once Biden selected Harris as his running mate in August 2020.

Harris is set to become the first female, Black and South Asian American vice president.

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