Vice President Kamala Harris’ staff may be doing just as much social climbing as she appears to have been — and with the same propensity to do whatever it takes to get the next promotion.
A new report from The Hill claims that Harris’ staffers are complaining about a chaotic work environment and constant attempts to stab others in the back (figuratively, so far).
Rumors of infighting have abounded for months, and four staffers just quit recently, as Breitbart notes.
Sources told The Hill, “No one seems happy.”
Harris failing to deliver
The Hill went on to report Friday:
One source with knowledge of the situation said staffers in the communications shop were “tripping over” each other. “There was no real flow chart. I think there was a constant fear of backstabbing.”
“They had to turn over the office,” one Democratic operative told the outlet. “Too much dissatisfaction.”
Most recently, the VP’s staff reportedly became angry when some began to talk about Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg as a possible 2024 presidential candidate, even though Buttiegieg downplayed the rumors.
Harris’ staffers said the talk was “disrespectful” to Harris, but ignored the ways in which the vice president has failed to deliver in key areas like immigration.
Poll numbers still falling
Other rumors have said that the two leaders don’t get along and that there has been animosity between them and their staffs, particularly as poll numbers for both have fallen.
It all adds up to bad news for Democrats up and down the ballot as they look to the 2022 midterms. With Biden’s approval ratings still dismally low, ABC News’ Gary Langer reported in mid-November:
As things stand, if the midterm elections were today, 51% of registered voters say they’d support the Republican candidate in their congressional district, 41% say the Democrat. That’s the biggest lead for Republicans in the 110 ABC/Post polls that have asked this question since November 1981.
With less than a year to go until voters hit the polls for the midterms, Democrats certainly have their work cut out for them.