– Many people are excited about the prospect of the first second gentleman in the White House
– This comes as Doug Emhoff, the husband of the projected vice president Kamala Harris, says he will leave his work to support his wife
– Many Americans have also reacted to his plan to step aside from private work
Doug Emhoff, the 56-year-old husband of Kamala Harris, the projected US vice president-elect, will become the first second gentleman when his wife is sworn in.
Emhoff will also leave his private law practice by Inauguration Day to focus on his role at the White House.
In August, he took a leave of absence from the law firm where he worked when Joe Biden chose Harris as his running mate.
Meanwhile, Americans and people around the world have praised him for the decision to leave his work to support his wife’s career.
“This is what decent, honorable and honest people do: Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ husband, Doug Emhoff, will leave his job as a partner with a high-profile law firm to focus on his role in the new Biden administration.”
“My husband and I made the choice to put his career first (mine fluctuated part time-full time but also allowed me to further my education) but it was a JOINT decision. Had it made more sense for me to be lead- that is the way we would have gone. #bravo Doug!”
“I have so, much respect for @DouglasEmhoff. He campaigned and worked extremely, hard on behalf of @KamalaHarris. I was proud of him and for her.”
“Second Sir! Second Gentleman! Second Man? What do we call him? I don’t want to call him Vice President’s husband. What will his title be? I love being confused about this because we have our first female VP.”
“Everyone keeps talking about how important it is for little girls to see women in power positions. I’m with the fewer folks (too) that point out how important it is for little boys (and men) to see women in power! Now, let’s get used to it!”
Here, here!! Little boys in our country desperately need to see women of power. This is part of how we begin to break the idea with too many grown men, that women can’t shine without them.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Harris, on Monday, November 9, went all lovey-dovey with hubby, Douglas Emhoff.
Despite the media attention on her as a historic figure in world politics and the first woman to occupy such a big seat of power in the US, she shared cute a photo of her husband.
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