Vice President Kamala Harris has a ton of problems that have led to her being one of the most unpopular vice presidents in American history. But in a new book, it's revealed why she might be having so much trouble all around.
According to the Daily Caller, author Chris Whipple describes the vice president as someone with “deep, deep insecurity," which former staffers with whom he spoke claim makes her "impossible to manage."
The revelation comes as one former staffer claims Harris engaged in "really unnecessary gamesmanship" with her staffers. That would certainly explain the high turnover in the vice president's office.
The book was obtained first by the Washington Examiner.
The staffers interviewed for the upcoming book, which already sounds like a best-seller, described what they believe to be a form of "magical thinking" on Harris' part.
The staffer reportedly said she "refused to do the kind of preparation that you need to do before going public on a hardcore policy matter. And then she became incensed and outraged when things wouldn’t go the way she thought they were supposed to. There was a lot of magical thinking."
That on its own could at least partly explain why Harris hasn't been able to chalk up even a single notable accomplishment since taking office.
Looking forward a bit, it sounds as if staffers interviewed for the book are already sounding the alarm as far as a potential presidential run for Harris in the future.
"I think it’s helpful for people to know that this is not new, and it will inhibit any administration that she is the leader of," the staffer reportedly said.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) December 30, 2022
"The amount of stress she created by constantly being impossible to manage and taking out all her stresses on staff — usually women, or people who were not in great positions of authority — was just kind of unbearable," said Gil Duran, one of her former staffers.
It only took Duran six months to realize Harris was not exactly boss of the year, resigning after that short time period.
The Examiner noted: "Harris’s team as California attorney general frequently dealt “with her dysfunction.” Duran has criticized Harris publicly since the start of the administration. He calls her “impossible to manage” in Whipple’s book."
It looks as if Harris and the current White House will be less-than-thrilled about the release of this book, that's for sure.