Does Anyone Want to Work for Kamala Harris? – Last year, the leisure and hospitality industry found that it was hard to hire and retain workers. At issue with fast food restaurants was the low pay. Vice President Kamala Harris is also having trouble with turnover, and more than a dozen high-profile aids have left, but the issue is that people simply don’t like 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.com 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.
“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—.”
Fast forward two years and the situation apparently is little improved.
The primary factor is that VP Harris often fails to do necessary prep work, only to become “incensed and outraged” when things don’t go as she planned. One can only question how she was a prosecutor.
Sabotage – Probably Not, but Maybe!
In fact, Dan McLaughlin, writing for the National Review last summer, may have summed up the situation within the vice president’s inner circle as well as anyone, “Frankly, if you’ve watched Harris speak in public over the past year and a half, it is hard to believe she has speechwriters and advisers, or at least ones who do not hate her so much that they are deliberately sabotaging her. Harris as a senator was a demagogic attack dog, but she never seemed quite as hilariously vapid as she has in the vice presidency.”
McLaughlin made another key point, Kamala Harris is vice president to the oldest man to ever serve as president – and she should be seen as the heir apparent. Staffers should want to kill to join her team, yet, her approval is worse than her bosses, which is also the lowest of any first-term president at this point. Harris may have little and more likely no political future if Biden loses.
Perhaps if Biden wins reelection, Harris’ star could rise again.
It should also be noted that Harris is hardly alone in seeing such staff turnover. Former President Donald Trump reached 91 percent turnover during his time in the Oval Office. In fact, he actually had an even greater turnover in his cabinet in the first two and half years than any of his five immediate predecessors – including those who served two full terms. Should Harris become he president it is likely she’d give Trump a run for the money – because no one apparently wants to work for her!
At least not for very long.
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