A married Oakland politician has rocked the political world, by admitting that Senator Kamala Harris was his side chick - and suggesting that he helped her career because she was sleeping with him.
Kamala is currently running for United States president, and so this revelation couldn't have come out at a worse time for her.
The married politician - former speaker of the California Assembly and San Francisco mayor Willie Brown - is spilling the tea on his relationship with Kamala.
In the 1990s, Willie was in his early 60s and married - and Kamala was barely 30.
Willie spilled the tea in an editorial he published yesterday. The former mayor explained, "Yes, we dated. It was more than 20 years ago." He also admitted that he "helped her career."
While Willie was dating Kamala - he gave her a prominent job. He also helped launch her political career. Some are suggesting that Kamala was just using the old politician, to help jumpstart her career.
Here's what is one local reporter put it:
In 1994 Brown, 60, met Kamala Harris, a full 30 years his junior, and she became “the Speaker’s new steady,” Brown’s “girlfriend” and “frequent companion.” The two-year relationship worked out well for Harris.
Willie Brown appointed Harris to the state Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, which paid $97,088 a year. She served six months and Brown then appointed her to the California Medical Assistance Commission, which met only once a month but paid Harris $72,000.
Willie has been married to Blanche Vitero, with whom he had three children and four grandchildren for 50 years.
But Willie is a known philanderer - who openly cheated on Blanche. James Richardson, a Sacramento Bee reporter, said that “the measure of his flamboyance is he’ll go to a party with his wife on one arm and his girlfriend on the other.”
MTO News reached out to Senator Kamala Harris' office for comment, and received no response.