Doug Emhoff, America's First Second Gentleman
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Douglas Emhoff, spouse to Vice President Kamala Harris, have embraced his new role as the first man and Jewish person to be married to a vice president. “I am honored to be the first male spouse of an American president or vice president,” Emhoff wrote in an essay published earlier this past Tuesday by GQ. “But here’s the truth: Generations of women before me have used this platform to advocate for causes they believe in and build trust in our institutions at home and abroad — often without much accolade or acknowledgment. It’s on their shoulders I stand. And it’s their legacy of progress I will try to build on as second gentleman.” Emhoff signed off with: “I may be the first second gentleman, but I know I won’t be the last.”
- Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris and Her Husband, Doug Emhoff, Volunteer at a Food Bank on #mlkday link
Kamala Harris and Douglas Emhoff on breaking new ground
In part two of our two-part interview with Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, "Sunday Morning" host Jane Pauley talks with Harris and her husband, lawyer Douglas Emhoff, about their marriage and blended family, and his role as the first "second gentleman."