Kamala Harris’ husband Doug Emhoff congratulated his wife on her VP victory in a sweet tweet. (Photo: Robyn Beck / AFP)
Doug Emhoff is a proud second gentleman.
The husband of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris congratulated his wife on Twitter on Saturday for the news that she and Joe Biden had defeated President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. When the Associated Press launched the race for Biden as he passed the 270-vote threshold on the electoral college, it became clear that Harris would become the first black woman and the first Asian-American woman to serve as vice president in the United States.
“So proud of you,” said Emhoff, 56, in a tweet, followed by a series of heart-and-American flag emojis. The tweet was accompanied by a photo of the two in a loving hug when they got the news this morning.
In training clothes and headphones, Harris, 55, appears to have been exercising when she heard the historic news.
Emhoff and Harris celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary in August. They were founded in 2013 by Harris’ best friend, Chrisette Hudlin, who was an Emhoff client according to the Los Angeles Times. After their first date, Emhoff left Harris a rambling message that made him fear he had missed his chances with Harris.
“He thought his voicemail was disastrous and he probably would never hear from me again,” Harris wrote in her 2019 memoir, The Truths We Hold, according to The Washington Post. “He had to hold back calling again and another lengthy one Leave message to explain the first. “
The couple were married in a California courthouse in 2014.
In a video of her own, Harris could see a smile as she spoke to Biden on the phone. “We did it, Joe,” she said excitedly. “You will be the next President of the United States.”
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Emhoff wasn’t the only family member celebrating victory. Harris’ sister Maya shared a photo of her late mother with a tweet that read, “Mom taught us we can be and do anything. She would be extremely proud today. “
Meena Harris, Maya’s daughter, tweeted gleefully, “My 4 year old just yelled,“ BLACK GIRLS ARE WELCOME TO BE PRESIDENT! “She followed up with a number of other tweets in which she wrote,” Empathy, Compassion, and Decency Won “and” A black woman from Oakland is about to become Vice President of the United States. “
My 4 year old was just shouting “BLACK GIRLS ARE WELCOME TO BE PRESIDENT!”
– Meena Harris (@meenaharris) November 7, 2020
Jill Biden also took to Twitter to honor her husband. “He will be a President to all of our families,” she tweeted with a photo of the couple that had a sign that read, “Dr. & Vice President Biden Live Here.” In the shot, her hand is placed over the “Vice” to recognize his upcoming title as President.
Mr Biden, who turns 78 this month, will be the oldest person ever elected President of the United States. With more than 74 million votes in his favor, he broke the record for the most votes cast of any presidential candidate in history, breaking Barack Obama’s record of 69,500,000 in 2008. President Donald Trump also beat Obama’s record, but followed Biden in the Popular vote by more than 4 million, Yahoo reported earlier.
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