Four senior staffers have now abandoned embattled VP Kamala Harris in less than a month.
The staffers have either resigned or plan to leave their positions amid “disorder, bad press, and, at times, internal frictions,” Politico analyzed. The conflicts began in July, when Harris’s staffers leaked inner clashes to the establishment media, suggesting the vice president’s office has “treated [them] like shit” in an “abusive environment.”
Other staffers have revealed their frustration that “white man” Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s potential 2024 presidential bid is “disrespectful” to their boss, though Buttigieg has downplayed his ambitions.
Buttigieg will likely benefit from President Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure package as a key power broker in Washington, DC. Harris, meanwhile, was given the task of curtaining the southern border crisis that is producing a record amount of migrant inflows.
Symone Sanders announced she’ll be resining this week, the second top Harris aide to resign in 2 weeks.
Former Harris Communications Director Ashley Etienne has also resigned amid Harris’ horrific approval ratings, which recently hit 28% in one mainstream poll.
A White House official told Fox News “Symone has served honorably for 3 years. First as a valuable member of the President‘s 2020 presidential campaign, then as a member of his transition team and now deputy assistant to the President and senior advisor/chief spokesperson to the Vice President.”
The official also said Biden and Harris “are grateful for Symone’s service and advocacy” and said she “will be missed.”
She will be working through the end of the year.