Former staffers for Vice President Kamala Harris are speaking out anonymously about their experience working for her, with one describing the incompetent diversity hire as a “bully” who doesn’t do the work the job requires.
“It’s clear that you’re not working with somebody who is willing to do the prep and the work,” the 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’re constantly sort of propping up a bully and it’s not really clear why.”
Amid media reports of office infighting and falling approval ratings, four of Harris’ staff announced they are leaving the VP’s employ by the end of the year: senior adviser and chief spokesperson Symone Sanders,communications director Ashley Etienne, director of press operations Peter Velz, and Vince Evans, the deputy director of the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs.
In July, Karly Satkowiak, the director of advance, and Gabrielle DeFranceschi, the deputy director of advance also revealed their plans to leave Kamala’s office.
In June, one person with knowledge of her office described it as an “abusive environment” where people are “thrown under the bus.” “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—,” the person said.