Low morale and terrible leadership, the VP Harris is continually showed just how bad of a leader she is as multiple staffers continue to leave the White House amid low morale.
Kate Childs Graham, Harris’ chief speechwriter, leaves the vice president’s office at the end of the month.
A White House official has stated, “Kate is leaving the office, but not the family. The Vice President is grateful for her service to the administration.”
Last month, Peter Velz, Press director, had left, stating areas of bullying and turmoil in Harris’s office. Leading the total of staffers who have resigned under VP Harris’ office, totaling eight.
Last year Harris was shellshocked with reports of unhappiness in her office, with reports of bullying and a ‘toxic work environment’ being the common theme.
The office has seen a virtual exodus over the course of her first year in office as staffers complain about their workplace morale and the bully workplace culture.
In November, Harris’ communications director Ashley Etienne resigned to “pursue other opportunities.” That came after reports of exasperation between Harris’ office and Biden’s amid lagging approval rating for Harris.
Shortly after Etienne’s departure, what seemed like a spark, Symone Sanders announced she would be departing at the end of the year. Harris’s office said Sanders, a senior adviser, and her chief spokesperson, “will be missed.”
In January, both Vincent Evans, who served as the vice president’s deputy director of public engagement and intergovernmental affairs for nearly a year, left to become the Congressional Black Caucus executive director and Peter Velz, Press director. The latter had left with complaints about the ‘toxic’ work environment.
In a press conference on the eve of President Biden’s inauguration anniversary, President Biden said unambiguously that Harris would be his running mate for re-election in 2024.
“She is going to be my running mate – number one. And number two, I did put her in charge. I think he’s doing a good job,” Biden said.
Biden’s decision to keep Harris may be one of many reasons that leaves a bigger question for the leadership and who will be willing to stay with the Biden administration long term.