Are Democrats already turning on Vice President Kamala Harris. One has to wonder after a new report was published this week, decribing her office as a negative environment.
The piece makes it sound like Harris is in over her head and the pressure is trickling down to staffers.
This kind of media coverage would have been unthinkable just a few months ago.
The piece was published by Politico:
‘Not a healthy environment’: Kamala Harris’ office rife with dissent
When Vice President Kamala Harris finally made the decision to visit the Mexico border last week, people inside her own office were blindsided by the news.
For days, aides and outside allies had been calling and texting with each other about the political fallout that a potential trip would entail. But when it became known that she was going to El Paso, it left many scrambling, including officials who were responsible for making travel arrangements and others outside the VP’s office charged with crafting the messaging across the administration…
In interviews, 22 current and former vice presidential aides, administration officials and associates of Harris and Biden described a tense and at times dour office atmosphere. Aides and allies said Flournoy, in an apparent effort to protect Harris, has instead created an insular environment where ideas are ignored or met with harsh dismissals and decisions are dragged out. Often, they said, she refuses to take responsibility for delicate issues and blames staffers for the negative results that ensue.
“People are thrown under the bus from the very top, there are short fuses and it’s an abusive environment,” said another person with direct knowledge of how Harris’ office is run. “It’s not a healthy environment and people often feel mistreated. It’s not a place where people feel supported but a place where people feel treated like s—.”
Some people on Twitter suggested that none of this should come as a surprise.
Wow you mean the person who couldn't keep a campaign together long enough to make it to Iowa is having issues? Wouldn't have guessed. https://t.co/utLT41qcIA
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) June 30, 2021
Remember when like 40+ Harris campaign staffers spoke on background about the disorganization and toxicity of her short-lived Presidential campaign?
Feels like there might be a pattern here. https://t.co/1SGeg5pIoh
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) June 30, 2021
What are Democrats going to do when Biden is ready to step aside?