When an animal rights activist hopped on stage and snatched Kamala Harris’s microphone during her speech at MoveOn’s Big Ideas Forum, the California senator’s husband swooped into action.
Harris, a California senator and Democratic presidential candidate, was addressing a question about the gender pay gap when the man, dressed in black and sporting a man-bun, got on stage, grabbed the microphone and tried to tell the crowd about “a much bigger idea,” CNN reported.
Harris remained calm and walked away as security hit the stage — along with her husband Douglas Emhoff.
Emhoff, who is Jewish, forced the microphone from the protestor’s grasp and helped get the man off stage.
It’s no secret that Emhoff has Harris’ back. His Twitter feed is showered with love and support for his wife, and he’s a regular presence at her campaign and book tour events.
Besides a brief interview about his work in entertainment litigation, Emhoff only uses his public account to promote his wife, who has been in his life for six years thanks to a fateful blind date.
Alyssa Fisher is a writer at the Forward. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org