The exodus from Vice President Kamala Harris’s office continues.
Breitbart News reports that yet another one of Harris’s aides has decided to depart from the vice president’s office.
The aide is Rohini Kosoglu, Harris’s domestic policy adviser. Ksosglu is one of Harris’s longest-serving aides, having been with her since 2017 when Harris was the U.S. Senator from California. Kosoglu is now set to leave Harris’s office next month.
The big question everyone is asking is why the abrupt departure?
Kosoglu put out a statement suggesting that she is leaving the veep’s office in order to spend more time with her family.
“It’s been six years, and she understands that my family’s very much looking forward to this time, and that I will always be here should she need any trusted information or counsel,” Kosoglu said.
This is certainly a legitimate and common reason for an aide to move on, and there is likely a lot of truth to what Kosoglu says here. But, one cannot ignore the context in which Kosoglu’s departure is taking place.
The simple fact is, as the Washington Examiner has put it, Harris has been “hemorrhaging staff.” Harris, during her time as vice president, has lost her chief of staff, her deputy press secretary, her communications director, and many more.
In fact, Kosoglu’s isn’t even the only departure from Harris’s office that was announced this week.
It is also being reported that Meghan Groob, Harris’s speechwriter, is also moving on – less than four months into the job. This, though, isn’t that surprising considering the many “word salad” moments that Harris has had lately.
The bottom line, though, is that the turnover rate at Harris’s office is extremely high. And, while Harris has tried to convince Americans that this is normal, reports have indicated that Harris’s office has been characterized by dysfunction and turmoil. Accordingly, many are arguing that this is the more plausible reason for the high turnover rate.
Whatever the case may be, Harris’s time as vice president has been anything other than a success. Her average approval rating sits at only 38.7%, and, during her time in office, she has seen much worse numbers than that. Why would aides who value their careers stick with a failing vice president?