Kamala Harris’ staffers are leaking to the media and revealing just how horrific it is to work for the most hated VP in modern US history.
Imagine what a nightmare it is to work for Kamala Harris.
Last Friday Kamala Harris’ Director and Deputy Director of “Advance” resigned while Harris was in El Paso, Texas.
Harris’ impromptu and forced trip to El Paso blindsided her staffers and sent them into a panic, texting each other nonstop about the political fallout the trip would cause.
The chaos surrounding Harris’ trip to El Paso is just the tip of the iceberg and Harris’ disgruntled staffers are airing their grievances anonymously to Politico.
Harris’ staffers describe a dysfunctional environment where people are “thrown under the bus from the very top” – Tina Flournoy, Harris’ Chief of Staff (and long time Clinton fixture) was singled out as a main source of the abuse – but staffers also blamed Kamala Harris.
In interviews, 22 current and former vice presidential aides, administration officials and associates of Harris and Biden described a tense and at times dour office atmosphere. Aides and allies said Flournoy, in an apparent effort to protect Harris, has instead created an insular environment where ideas are ignored or met with harsh dismissals and decisions are dragged out. Often, they said, she refuses to take responsibility for delicate issues and blames staffers for the negative results that ensue.
While much of the ire is aimed at Harris’ chief, two administration officials said the VP herself also bears responsibility for the way her office is run. “It all starts at the top,” said one of the administration officials, who like others requested anonymity to be able to speak candidly about a sensitive matter.
“People are thrown under the bus from the very top, there are short fuses and it’s an abusive environment,” said another person with direct knowledge of how Harris’ office is run. “It’s not a healthy environment and people often feel mistreated. It’s not a place where people feel supported but a place where people feel treated like s—.”
The dysfunction in the VP’s ranks threatens to complicate the White House’s carefully crafted image as a place staffed by a close-knit group of professionals working in concert to advance the president’s agenda. It’s pronounced enough that members of the president’s own team have taken notice and are concerned about the way Harris’ staffers are treated.
Many Harris staffers are currently looking for other employment opportunities, according to aides who spoke to Politico.
Kamala Harris had the same problem with a leaky, backstabbing staff as her presidential campaign imploded.
Read the full report by Politico here.