Under President Joe Biden, the White House has experienced an unprecedented number of departures. According to a new report, the office of First Lady Jill Biden is experiencing massive turnover as a senior aide has recently departed.
Elizabeth Alexander, director of communications for Jill Biden, will take a temporary leave to direct the “messaging arm” of President Biden’s 2024 re-election campaign.
“The move speaks to how Biden’s campaign is still taking shape, one week after he announced he would seek another term. The campaign announced only two staff hires on its first day: campaign manager Julie Chavez Rodriguez and principal deputy campaign manager Quentin Fulks,” NBC News reported.
“Since 2006, Elizabeth has been a steadfast advisor to President Biden and the first lady. Her deep communications knowledge and expertise will serve the campaign well — helping stand up a campaign communication team that will reach voters where they are across all forms of media while staying true to who Joe Biden is,” Anita Dunn, a Biden adviser, said in a statement.
Alexander is not the only employee who has departed Jill Biden’s office.
The leader of the Joining Forces initiative, Rory Brosius, resigned last week. Sheila Casey, wife of the former Army chief of staff, General George Casey, will succeed Brosius.
“As a young military spouse walking into the East Wing to intern for Joining Forces in August of 2012 to joining the Biden-Harris Administration on day one to stand up Joining Forces, this has been the journey of a lifetime,” Brosius said in her message.
A study by the Brookings Institution found that Biden’s top-level aides have the second greatest turnover rate since former President Ronald Reagan was in office. The investigation revealed that 21 “A-Team staffers” had left the organization after two years.
According to a report by the Brookings Institution, Vice President Kamala Harris’s office has experienced extraordinarily high turnover.
According to reports, Harris has had difficulty retaining employees due to a hostile work environment.
The Washington Post published a report that included interviews with then-current and former employees, many of whom spoke candidly on the condition of anonymity, about their experiences working for Harris.
“It’s clear that you’re not working with somebody who is willing to do the prep and the work,” a former staffer said to The Post. “With Kamala, you have to put up with a constant amount of soul-destroying criticism and also her own lack of confidence. So you constantly sort of propping up a bully and it’s not really clear why.”
A report from the previous year stated that some employees believed her office to be oppressive.
“People are thrown under the bus from the very top, there are short fuses and it’s an abusive environment,” a person that Politico claims knows how her office works, said. “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—.”
According to the claim, members of President Biden’s staff have observed and are concerned about how Harris’ team members are being treated.
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