Axios published a report Friday about the growing number of staff members who have resigned from Vice President Kamala Harris’ office, and it alleged that some are concerned “about being permanently branded a ‘Harris person.'”
Critics say that phenomenon is tied to the vice president’s personality and her very apparent leadership failures, which any observer has to admit has become increasingly difficult for the vice president to hide.
Evidence of discontent within Harris’ office was once again revealed in a recent Washington Post piece, which quoted one unnamed staffer as saying, “It’s clear you’re not working with someone willing to do the prep and the work.”
Staffer: Harris “a bully”
“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,” the unnamed staffer claimed.
Someone willing to go on the record was former Harris aide Gil Duran, who recalled seeing the vice president following “destructive patterns.”
“One of the things we’ve said in our little text groups among each other is what is the common denominator through all this and it’s her,” he remarked.
Not just conservatives
On Monday, Fox News contributor Marc Thiessen said that the rumblings do not bode well for Harris, stating, “These are not conservatives who are criticizing her from without, these are people who went to work for her.”
Rather, he pointed out that the discontent comes from individuals “who believed in her, who wanted to help her, joined her cause and they’re quitting or preparing to quit and complaining to the media.”
“Now, it’s entirely possible that these staffers are a bunch of millennial cupcakes–that wouldn’t be unheard of,” Thiessen acknowledged.
However, Thiessen stressed that if the vice president was “succeeding in her job, they might be able to put with it,” adding, “There are plenty of world leaders in history who have been tough to work for, but she’s not succeeding in her job, she’s failing in her job.”
“Her approval rating in a recent poll was at 28.7%,” Thiessen noted before pointing out that the embarrassing figure is “10 points lower than Donald Trump ever was.”
“People will put up with mean [but] they’re not likely to put up with mean and incompetent or mean and lazy,” Thiessen concluded.