Rep. Mike Honda has been touting his 
progressive credential in recent weeks.

CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | Support and recognition for the transgender community in America is slowly building. Olympian and reality TV star Bruce Jenner’s reported transformation as a woman is destined to be a cultural touchstone for those fearful of society’s viewpoint.

On Wednesday, Rep. Mike Honda joined the movement when he tweeted a photo of himself and transgender grandchild in a loving embrace.

“As the proud grandpa of a transgender grandchild, I hope she can feel safe at school without fear of being bullied,” he tweeted. The age of Honda’s granddaughter is unknown, although the photo appears to be recent.

Aside from the obvious cultural ramifications, the announcement, delivered on Honda’s congressional Twitter account, continues a recent reintroduction of Honda, long known for his progressive credentials. The flurry of press from Honda’s office has been notable.

In recent weeks, Honda has questioned military action in the Middle East, called for revoking the trademark of the Washington Redskins, in addition, to today’s support for the transgender community.

The amount of activity even has some South Bay politicos thinking Honda is anticipating another brutal re-election campaign next year. And who might challenge Honda in 2016? Well, you know who.