As predicted, Vice President Kamala Harris continues to lose White House staffers. The latest departure was described as the “most senior staffer” to head for the hills after enduring over one year of what’s been described as a toxic and dysfunctional office.
According to the New York Post, after a 15-month stint, Harris’ chief of staff, Tina Flournoy, has decided to call it quits. As far as an explanation? You guessed it — it’s unknown.
However, given Harris’ plummeting polling numbers and working for what is shaping up to be one of the worst presidential administrations in the history of America, the writing is on the wall. It’s not surprising that Harris is bleeding staffers.
SCOOP: Tina Flournoy, chief of staff to Vice President Harris, is preparing to depart the White House, and is set to be replaced by Lorraine Voles expert.https://t.co/ecx3Ev10eB
— Tyler Pager (@tylerpager) April 21, 2022
Not to cause a stir, Harris quickly released a typical statement regarding Flournoy’s departure, heaping praise on the senior staffer for her service to Harris and the White House.
“Tina has been a valued advisor and confidant to me and tremendous leader for the office,” the statement read.
It added: “From day 1, she led our team during a historic first year as we made progress rebuilding our economy here at home and our alliances around the world. Tina is the consummate public servant and I will continue to rely on her advice, counsel and friendship.”
Flournoy joins a list of other high-profile aides to depart Harris’ office, which “include chief spokesperson Symone Sanders, deputy press secretary Sabrina Singh, deputy chief of staff Michael Fuchs, communications director Ashley Etienne, director of digital strategies Rajun Kaur,” and more, according to the Post.
As long as Harris continues her downward spiral with President Joe Biden, one shouldn’t be surprised to see a number of additional staffers continue to run for the exits.