San Jose City Councilman Lan Diep was sworn in this week, but not after he brought his appropriate pieces of flair.
Most elected officials wear a stuffy suit or boring skirt when they’re sworn into office. Not San Jose Councilman Lan Diep. The legal aid attorney donned a Captain America shield while taking his oath of office Tuesday, raising a few eyebrows, setting off a social media storm and garnering some chuckles.
Diep, a self-professed comics nerd, said Captain America is the “embodiment of America’s ideals. These are the same ideals I hope to live up to as a representative of San Jose,” Diep said. “Plus, I had this really cool shield I wanted to show off.”
Considering Diep is a Republican in a Democrat stronghold, he may want to keep that shield with him at all times.