A literal “soul-destroying” “bully”; not exactly the most comforting nouns used to describe our vice president of the United States. Particularly when those accusations have come from those who worked closest with her.
The New York Post reports “bully” is among the words used to describe Harris “in a new report that brands her as the ‘common denominator’ behind a recent exodus of high-level staffers.” Her management style is “soul-destroying” according to staffers who spoke to the Washington Post just days after Harris’ longtime aide Symone Sanders announced her resignation.
Former Harris aide Gil Duran posed the hypothetical question to Harris when speaking to the Post, “who are the next talented people you’re going to bring in and burn through and then have [them] pretend they’re retiring for positive reasons?”
Duran says Harris’ “destructive patterns” are to blame for Sanders’ departure as well as her communications director Ashley Etienne. “One of the things we’ve said in our little text groups among each other is what is the common denominator through all this and it’s her” explained Duran.
The New York Post reports “one former staffer claimed the vice president fails to read briefing materials, then lashes out at others when she’s unprepared.” The staffer added, “it’s clear that you’re not working with somebody who is willing to do the prep and the work…with Kamala you have to put up with a constant amount of soul-destroying criticism and also her own lack of confidence So you’re constantly sort of propping up a bully, and it’s not really clear why.”
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki attempted to diminish the resignations, saying, “in my experience, and if you look at past precedent, it’s natural for staffers who have thrown their heart and soul into a job to be ready to move on to a new challenge after a few years…and that is applicable to many of these individuals.”
Except, Harris has only been vice president for 11 months.