According to reports, Vice President Kamala Harris continues to run through staff as she struggles to retain top talent.
More than a dozen prominent aides have departed Harris’s office, which has been plagued by turnover. According to former employees, however, the issue appears to be that individuals dislike working for her.
“Just last year, she saw the exodus of her main domestic policy advisor while her chief speechwriter departed after fewer than four months on the job. It was hardly surprising, given that a year earlier, Politico reported that Kamala Harris’ office was often rife with dissent, and it was even described as being ‘not a healthy environment.’ The problem was so great that even President Joe Biden’s team took notice,” the outlet 1945 reported.
“People are thrown under the bus from the very top, there are short fuses and it’s an abusive environment,” a person with direct knowledge of how Harris’ office is run told Politico in June 2021. “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—.”
Staff members described Harris’ management approach as horrifyingly poor in a lengthy report published by The Washington Post.
“It’s clear that you’re not working with somebody who is willing to do the prep and the work,” a former staffer said. “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.”
As the 2024 presidential election cycle approaches, there are reports of increasing tension between President Joe Biden and Harris in the White House.
According to the news source 1945, one of the greatest mounting concerns is Biden’s age and the fact that Harris would succeed him should the elderly president be compelled to resign or, worse, die in office.
She has never been a popular vice president, and her polling numbers have been consistently lower than Biden’s, even when Biden’s numbers were at historic lows.
“A vote for the Democrats might be for Biden. Then again, it might not be,” is what Republicans want Democratic voters to understand, the outlet noted.
The report added ominously: “After all, President Joe Biden will be 82 if he were to win his reelection. The average lifespan for most American men is 77 years of age.”
The report noted in addition:
As unsettling as it may be, Americans must have the conversation that no Democrat wishes them to have about Biden: Can the forty-sixth president survive another four years? As a corollary to this line of inquiry, voters should also ask whether Kamala Harris would make a decent president if something were to happen to Joe Biden.
In a thought-provoking article, Matt Bai of The Washington Post offers a unique suggestion for the Biden team: to include Harris in every major presidential press conference and significant decision, thereby compelling Biden to embrace his vice president in a manner he has been reluctant to do thus far. The strategy seeks to demonstrate to voters that they not only benefit from Biden’s leadership, but also from the combined strengths of Biden and Harris.
1945 argues that Biden and his time have intentionally distanced themselves from Harris because he never wanted her as his campaign mate to begin with.
Biden reportedly agreed to face her in order to gain the support of Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), who is considered a civil rights icon and crucial to winning black support.
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It’s also important to note that Harris was running for president in 2020 and was so unpopular she was among the first candidates to drop out. CONTINUE READING…