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Vice President Kamala Harris’ hubby went whole hog at a Whole Foods Market in California — where his motorcade blocked several handicapped parking spaces while he shopped.
The piggish behavior took place outside the upscale supermarket in Brentwood as second gentleman Doug Emhoff strolled the aisles for about 20 minutes before emerging with two bags of groceries.
New photos show two Secret Service vehicles positioned diagonally over the specially designated spots during Emhoff’s trip to the market on Wednesday.
Pursuant to California Vehicle Code, “it is unlawful for any person to park or leave standing any vehicle in a stall or space designated for disabled persons and disabled veterans” unless they are displaying a special identification license plate or placard.
Neither vehicle was seen displaying the necessary identification.
Instead, the black Chevrolet suburbans donned Department of Homeland Security license plates that read “US Government…For Official Use Only.”
The same day, Emhoff was seen picking up dry cleaning near the grocery store.
A witness said that as the motorcade left the parking lot for Whole Foods, one of the vehicles briefly turned on its lights and sirens.
The Brentwood Whole Foods did not immediately respond to The Post’s inquiry regarding the incident.
It was not immediately clear why the second gentleman’s detail decided to block the parking spaces – which are placed closest to the store to provide easy access for disabled shoppers.
A US Secret Service spokesman declined to provide any details when asked for comment by The Post saying, “Due to the need to maintain operational security, the U.S. Secret Service does not comment on the means or methods used to conduct our protective operations.”
Vice President Kamala Harris has spent much of her career advocating for people with disabilities and most recently held a roundtable discussion with several disability rights leaders on the 32nd anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
While the event was held to discuss reproductive rights in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Harris ensured to use inclusive language at the start of the meeting. In a video posted to social media afterward, Harris described her clothes, gender, and pronouns for those who were visually impaired.
During her failed bid for president, Harris sought to ensure people with disabilities have equal access to job opportunities, education, housing and healthcare in a Medicare for All proposal.
“When we ensure that every American with disabilities is able to fully participate in our schools, our workplaces, and all aspects of our communities, our country is stronger,” Harris said in August 2019.
The vice president also sought to improve the lives of disabled individuals during her time as California Attorney General, serving on the state Commission of Disability Access as well as advocating for discriminated disabled individuals in court.
Harris’ office did not respond to a request for comment regarding her husband’s motorcade blocking the handicapped spots.
Emhoff and Harris have been married since 2014.