Kamala Harris’ office staffer exodus tally reaches 12

The exodus from Vice President Kamala Harris’s office continues.

Fox News reports that Tina Flournoy, Harris’ chief of staff, has decided to call it quits. 

Harris has released a statement praising Flournoy for the job that she has done. “Tina has been a valued advisor and confidant to me and tremendous leader for the office,” Harris wrote.

“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,” Harris continued. “Tina is the consummate public servant and I will continue to rely on her advice, counsel, and friendship.”

The growing list

The New York Post reports that Flournoy is the 12th person to leave Harris’s office over the past year.

The outlet provides the following list:

High-profile aides to depart Harris’ office 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, director of advance Karly Satkowiak, deputy director of advance Gabrielle DeFranceschi, director of press operations Peter Velz, deputy director of public engagement Vince Evans, speechwriting director Kate Childs Graham, and national security adviser Nancy McEldowney.

The Post notes that Flournoy is the “most senior staffer to quit.”

According to the White House, Flournoy will now be replaced by top adviser Lorraine Voles.

The “why?”

Once again, no reason was given for Flournoy’s departure. This has been the case with almost every departure so far.

While it is true that a high turnover rate is not necessarily that unusual for the first year of an administration, it is also true that there have been a number of reports that have revealed that Harris’ office might not be the most pleasant place in America to work.

Politico, for example, released a report in which it wrote that “Harris’ office has been beset by disorder, bad press, and, at times, internal frictions.”

Admittedly, we have no idea whether this played a role in Flournoy’s departure or the departures of the other eleven staffers who have left Harris’s office. But, it’s certainly within the realm of possibility, and, until those leaving provide their explanation, it’s as good an explanation as any.

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