Vice President Kamala Harris has a myriad of problems, and now it appears they have become so pronounced, even members of her staff are taking notice and jumping ship. The turnover rate in her office has garnered attention even from the activist media. Only a few days ago, it was reported that Symone Sanders, Harris’ senior adviser and chief spokesperson, will be leaving the vice president’s employ at the end of the year.
Sanders is only the latest in a long line of Harris staffers who have moved on to greener pastures. Her dismally low approval ratings, combined with the perception that she is woefully incompetent, aren’t helping matters. As RedState’s Brandon Morse wrote:
The rats are jumping ship, and it’s likely because its sinking is assured at this point. There’s nowhere to go but down, and they’d rather not be known as the rats that were aboard when it happens.
All is not well in Kamalaland.
A recent report published by Axios seems to bolster this suggestion. Authors Alexi McCammond and Sarah Mucha wrote:
Burnout, better opportunities, and concern about being permanently branded a “Harris person” is driving some of the turnover in Vice President Kamala Harris’s office, people familiar with the situation tell Axios.
The report notes that Harris’ allies are furiously trying to spin these new developments into something resembling a nothingburger. The authors wrote:
Her allies say she has a terrific chance to reset and downplay the early stumbles. But top Biden officials privately roll their eyes at her team, and want to see smoother, more effective leadership.
A Democratic operative told Axios that these departures would likely place more pressure on Tina Flournoy, Harris’ chief of staff. “If we mess this up, it’s going to set women back when it comes to running for higher office for years to come,” the individual said.
Flournoy came under fire earlier this year when Politico published a report in which 22 members of…