Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has revealed how her husband, Doug Emhoff, will be addressed once she takes office.
“Is he the second gentleman?” Tapper asked about Emhoff, who will leave his job at law firm DLA Piper before Biden’s inauguration. “Is he the second dude? What should we be calling him?”
Harris laughed before responding: “Well, I think that the term has evolved into the second gentleman.”
“The second gentleman. OK. I like second dude, but I will defer,” Tapper replied.
Harris said: “I think some of his friends are inclined to say that.”
When Tapper asked if Harris could call him by the title, Harris responded: “No, I’ll call him honey.”
“Second gentleman and “second lady” are the conventional forms of address for the spouse of the vice president.