Another prominent official has left the office of Vice President Kamala Harris, making her the most recent to do so after a succession of other notable departures.
Ernesto Apreza, Harris’ deputy press secretary, is resigning, signaling another high-profile departure from the vice president’s office. She will join the Defense Department.
“Ernesto Apreza, Harris’ senior adviser for public engagement, will become deputy press secretary and is expected to focus on engaging local and state press, as well as specific key coalition groups. Apreza previously served on the Biden-Harris campaign, as well as on the then-mayor of Seattle’s staff,” the report noted.
Singh’s departure coincides with the departures of other high-ranking members of Harris’ inner circle.
Harris’ team has lost its Chief Speechwriter Kate Childs Graham, Communications Director Ashley Etienne, and Senior Advisor and Chief Spokesperson Symone Sanders.
A few months ago, the New York Post published a lengthy article in which several current and former Harris personnel expressed their frustration.
The Post published:
According to a forthcoming book, former aides to Vice President Kamala Harris claim that her “deep, deep insecurity” has created a toxic work environment in her office.
Chris Whipple writes in “The Fight of His Life” that Harris refused to answer questions about “turmoil and morale problems” among her staff for his book on President Biden’s first months in the White House. However, former employees described Harris as dysfunctional and unprepared.
According to excerpts from the book obtained by the Washington Examiner, one former aide told Whipple that Harris engaged in “really unnecessary gamesmanship” with her subordinates.
In addition, the former staffer asserted that Harris “refused to do the kind of preparation that is required before going public on a critical policy issue.” Then she became enraged and furious when things didn’t turn out the way she believed they should.”
“I think it’s helpful for people to know,” the former Harris aide told Whipple, adding, “that this is not new, and it will inhibit any administration that she is the leader of.”
“When somebody raises an issue about Kamala, everybody’s like, ‘You don’t want to see black women succeed.’ That’s completely backward. Everybody who goes to work for Kamala, by definition, wants to see her succeed. That’s why you take these jobs,” they said.
Gil Duran, who worked for Harris in 2013 when she was California’s attorney general, told Whipple, “The amount of stress she created by constantly being impossible to manage and taking out all her stresses on staff — typically women or those in low-level positions of authority — was almost intolerable.”
Politico published a damning report in June 2021 claiming that Harris’s former employees felt “treated like sh*t” and that he was a “bully” with a “soul-destroying” management style.
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“It’s clear that you’re not working with somebody who is willing to do the prep and the work,” one former worker told the Washington Post at the time. “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.” CONTINUE READING…