Since assuming office, it appears like Vice President Kamala Harris has constructed a revolving door in her office, with employees frequently leaving. The rate of turnover has been stable and continues. Harris herself seems to be the source of the issue.
The members of her team have not been silent about the difficulties of working with Harris, while every departing employee is lauded.
A year ago, the Post published a lengthy piece outlining upheaval inside Harris’ inner circle, with employees denouncing her appalling managerial style.
“It’s clear that you’re not working with somebody who is willing to do the prep and the work,” a former staffer said. “With Kamala, you have to put up with a constant amount of soul-destroying criticism and also her own lack of confidence. So you’re constantly sort of propping up a bully, and it’s not really clear why.”
Kate Childs Graham, the vice president’s principal wordsmith, announced her departure in February, with Fox News adding at the time:
This is far from the first resignation for the vice president’s team. The office has seen a virtual exodus over the course of her first year in office as staffers complain about their workplace morale.
Early in the spring, Michael Fuchs, Harris’ deputy chief of staff, announced his departure.
The Post noted that “Fuchs — a senior State Department official under former President Barack Obama, foreign policy adviser to former President Bill Clinton, and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress before joining the Biden administration last year — advised Harris on a range of domestic and international issues since taking office.”
Harris’ communications director Ashley Etienne resigned in November to “pursue other opportunities.” That came after reports of exasperation between Harris’ office and Biden’s amid lagging approval ratings for Harris. Shortly after Etienne’s departure, Symone Sanders announced she would be departing at the end of the year. Harris’ office said Sanders, a senior adviser and her chief spokesperson, “will be missed.”
This week, another member of Harris’ media staff has announced his retirement.
According to a report from Politico, Harris’ communications director Jamal Simmons will leave at the start of the new year. Simmons joined Harris’ staff in January to assist her restore her image after a turbulent first year in office.
Simmons will relocate to New York City. According to a staff member, he has been lauded for “stabilizing” Harris’ office and encouraged her to “go much more out there.”
Breitbart News notes further:
Harris’ chief of staff Lorraine Voles told staff in an email announcing Simmons’ departure that she hired him to help “steady the ship” of the vice president’s office and that he agreed to serve in the position for a year, according to the report.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
The vice president’s office continues to face high turnover, especially in the communications department.
Last April, Harris’ chief of staff, Tina Flournoy, announced she was leaving, Conservative Brief reports. CONTINUE READING…