(FiveNation.com)- How do you solve a problem named Kamala? You resign from her office.
Another critical staffer who works for Kamala Harris is calling it quits. The vice president is rumored to be very difficult to work for, evidenced by an alarming string of departures.
The latest to leave Harris is Sabrina Singh, her deputy press secretary. CNN noted that the Harris administration “suffered a turbulent first year due to missteps and messaging failures.”
Singh will join the Defense Department, and Ernesto Apreza, Harris’ senior adviser for public engagement, will be her replacement.
This past February, Harris lost her chief speechwriter, Kate Childs Graham.
Fox News added, “This is far from the first resignation for the vice president’s team. The office has seen a virtual exodus over the course of her first year in office as staffers complain about their workplace morale.”
The high profile Harris exodus includes the communications director Ashley Etienne who tendered her resignation in November to “pursue other opportunities.” This departure came soon after whispers of extreme tension amidst sagging approval ratings for Harris.
But we’re not done. After Etienne fled, Symone Sanders declared she would be jumping ship at the end of the year. Sanders is Harris’s senior adviser and her chief spokesperson.
Last year the Washington Post wrote an exhaustive piece about the tumultuous environment within the Harris office.
“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 constantly sort of propping up a bully and it’s not really clear why.”
An investigative report by Politico also verified all the dissatisfaction.
“It’s an abusive environment,” said a willing person within her inner circle. “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—,” they continued.
Ex-aides recall a “toxic” and “reactionary” workplace infused with “a sense of paranoia in that office that you never knew when she was going to snap at you.”
Harris sounds lovely. It’s hard to believe that anyone who giggles and laughs so much is not so much of a joy to be around.