Kamala Harris’ Communications Director Ashley Etienne is leaving the administration in December to pursue “other opportunities.”
Ashley Etienne’s departure comes just days after CNN reported on tensions between team Biden and team Harris.
Vanity Fair reported:
Vice President Kamala Harris’s communications chief Ashley Etienne is leaving the White House. A veteran of the Barack Obama administration and a former senior adviser to both House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden, Etienne transitioned to Harris’s team in the weeks following the 2020 election. When Etienne joined the vice president’s office she told me she would stay for the first year, but still her departure comes after a raft of stories on infighting and low morale in the vice president’s office.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki issued a statement Sunday night via Twitter defending Kamala Harris after a CNN report earlier in the day that described tense, exasperated relations between Team Biden and Team Harris–something that Jack Posobiec has been exclusively reporting for months as the “White House Shade War.”
Indeed, in the CNN article Harris allies throw shade on Biden, accusing his White House staff of defending Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg more vociferously than they have Harris because Buttigieg is a White man.
Two days after the CNN report on friction between team Harris and team Biden, Fox News Congressional reporter Chad Pergram reported Tuesday evening that he had been given a tip about Kamala Harris several weeks ago that said he should familiarize himself with the nomination process for a vice president in the House and the Senate.
It appears Ashley Etienne is jumping off of a sinking ship.