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Insiders Reveal Kamala Harris’ VP Office Is A Toxic Abusive Mess, Just Like Her Campaign

Insiders Reveal Kamala Harris’ VP Office Is A Toxic Abusive Mess, Just Like Her Campaign

Maybe Kamala is the problem.

Politico‘s interviews with 22 people in Vice President Kamala Harris’s office revealed a mess similar to her weak presidential campaign.

Harris’s recent visit to the “border” caused a ruckus among her staff:

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.

The handling of the border visit was the latest chaotic moment for a staff that’s quickly become mired in them. Harris’ team is experiencing low morale, porous lines of communication and diminished trust among aides and senior officials. Much of the frustration internally is directed at Tina Flournoy, Harris’ chief of staff, a veteran of Democratic politics who began working for her earlier this year.

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.

An administration official tried to direct the blame at Harrie because everything “starts at the top.” The official is 100% correct.

Another person said, “People are thrown under the bus from the very top, there are short fuses and it’s an abusive environment. 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*it.”

Harris’s senior advisor and chief spokesperson pulled the race card:

Symone Sanders, senior advisor and chief spokesperson for Harris, pushed back against the complaints and defended Flournoy saying she has an “open door policy” and that “Black women like me would not have the opportunity to work in politics without Tina.” Of the chief of staff’s anonymous critics, she added: “People are cowards to do this this way.”

“We are not making rainbows and bunnies all day. What I hear is that people have hard jobs and I’m like ‘welcome to the club,’” Sanders added. “We have created a culture where people, if there is anything anyone would like to raise, there are avenues for them to do so. Whoever has something they would like to raise, they should raise it directly.”

Other defenders used the race card as well because “women in power – Black women in particular – are subjected to standards that men often don’t have to clear.”

But the interviews are part of a pattern that followed Harris to the White House:

Just six months in, some of those aides in the Office of the Vice President said they are eyeing other employment opportunities. Others have left already. In recent days, two top advance staffers, Karly Satkowiak and Gabrielle DeFranceschi, parted ways with Harris in what they and Harris officials said were long-planned departures, a point disputed by two other people familiar with the matter.

For DeFranceschi, the deputy director of advance, the departure came down to a “difference in opinion on how things should run,” according to another person familiar with the matter, who said that Harris’ office is run “very different” from the Obama operation, where DeFranceschi previously worked. “If you have an opinion about how things should run and it’s not listened to, that can be frustrating.”

Let’s look at Harris’s presidential campaign. It started off on top, but Harris quickly plummeted to the bottom. The campaign imploded from the inside causing veteran states operations director Kelly Mehlenbacher to resign with a scathing resignation letter obtained by The New York Times.

But the failure did not surprise some people close to Harris. Her advisors also blamed her:

Yet, even to some Harris allies, her decline is more predictable than surprising. In one instance after another, Ms. Harris and her closest advisers made flawed decisions about which states to focus on, issues to emphasize and opponents to target, all the while refusing to make difficult personnel choices to impose order on an unwieldy campaign, according to more than 50 current and former campaign staff members and allies, most of whom spoke on condition of anonymity to disclose private conversations and assessments involving the candidate.

Many of her own advisers are now pointing a finger directly at Ms. Harris. In interviews several of them criticized her for going on the offensive against rivals, only to retreat, and for not firmly choosing a side in the party’s ideological feud between liberals and moderates. She also created an organization with a campaign chairwoman, Maya Harris, who goes unchallenged in part because she is Ms. Harris’s sister, and a manager, Mr. Rodriguez, who could not be replaced without likely triggering the resignations of the candidate’s consulting team. Even at this late date, aides said it’s unclear who’s in charge of the campaign.

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Politico is a woke rag – so if they are reporting this – it must be worse than anyone ever thought.

    Back to Willie Brown, Harris.

    TX-rifraph in reply to Ben Kent. | June 30, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    Assuming Biden knows what planet he is on, he is probably very happy she is VP. Biden probably tells people “It could be worse…”

    JHogan in reply to Ben Kent. | June 30, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    Team (Jill) Biden gets in an upper cut. Remember Harris’s leaked ‘Titanic’ comments.

    Love to see the socialists at each others’ throats. In this case it’s a socialist cat fight — Comrade Jill and her power hungry entourage vs Comrade Kamala and hers.

    It’s a sign that the Dems are preparing for the removal of Biden. Before forcing Nixon to resign, they first forced Spiro Agnew to resign to prepare the way for Gerald Ford.

    So we have to now start speculating about who is going to be POTUS six months from now. This entire administration is a rolling catastrophe. This isn’t what “winning” is supposed to look nor feel like. I doubt anyone feels good about this White House.

    Once this happens, it will again be obvious that the GOP is fumbling too. McConnell and Grahamnesty now taking the lead to push for a “bipartisan” infrastructure bill, Sen, Cornyn (yup, Texas) taking the lead to negotiate a “bipartisan” amnesty deal, Georgia GOP Gov Kemp and his commie Sec of State impeding the effort for election reforms, and so much more.

    Jill Biden is behind all of this. She pushed her demented husband into this position, and she’s got her grubby hands in everything. Her ambition is blinding, and as usual, she’s underwhelming in her intelligence. She is a egocentric nut with no boundaries.

    She is a modern day Lady Macbeth, only less impressive. All that’s missing is her suicide.

MoeHowardwasright | June 30, 2021 at 6:30 pm

I would not be able to work for that cackling Macaw. She is just a vile human. Toxic office? Where have these reporters been for the last 15 years? This issue has followed her from San Fran to Sacramento to DC. And always the same whispers.

I watched her in Senate hearings. That’s what passed as a prosecuting trial attorney in California.

What else would you expect from a whore who literally sucked cock to get where she’s at?

Kamala reminds me of the wife of Charles Foster Kane who aspired to be an opera singer. . .

Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s series Veep was excellent, ultimately a show that mocks the voters who fall for the charade. Probably it’s very similar to Harris’s office, even to the sex scandals with former ex’s.

Eva Peron once visited Franco’s Spain and the crowd yelled “Whore! Whore!” at her car. She complained to Franco.

Franco said that he’d been retired from the military for over a decade but people still called him “General.”

It’s just a question of getting in writer into her office now.

Wait a minute here. Am I to believe that VP Harris is even less warm, kind and approachable in person than she appears on TV?

I didn’t know that was possible.

E Howard Hunt | June 30, 2021 at 7:29 pm

These disgruntled harem members cannot just react to the problem at hand and attempt to fix it. No, they must study the situation and determine the root causes and then work out a methodology to begin to create a plan of action to more fully understand these root causes and ameliorate their negative effects in line with the various needs of affected stakeholders.

i guess its natural foe a scion of a plantation mitress to act like one

That’s going to be President Mess someday, maybe soon, maybe a year from now but will be.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Skip. | July 1, 2021 at 4:31 am

    And she will be worse than Biden, she does excel in incompetence.

    The key to her success was Affirmative + liberal use of sex.

henrybowman | June 30, 2021 at 7:59 pm

“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.”

So that’s where the chain link fence and National Guard soldiers went.

    Psycho Samantha Power has been called in to help. She’s a lot more talented than the First Slut.

    But like Hillary Clinton (who no one less than Steven Speilberg offered to help her with her public image (she mockingly laughed him off)), this cheap POS ‘knows best’.

I don’t think she’s dumb in some academic sense. Even if she is, how does stating that as a fact help anyone.

I believe she is scared to death of her job, she knows she’s not fit, she is void confidence.

There is no help in her, no help in any of us if Blank Joe evaporates.

I think I’d support her … what good am I … if that support could prevent a complete collapse.

We have a chance, small though it may be, to save ourselves from us, the socialists among us. A small chance. Maybe by voting, a small chance. Even if she fucks up.

If she takes Biden’s place, and fucks up with Putin and Xi and Islam, as little as a vote means in Georgia, it means not a whit to those Communist Islamic bastards.

They’d rape her during her State of the Union.

    No way she gets a pass. Let her resign if she’s that lost. On the other hand, if she wasn’t such a whore the left has bought – just like biden – she’d be worth salvaging. But she’s garbage.

Dice are rolling, the knives are out….

There’s some speculation that Jill Biden is responsible for sidelining Kamala in the administration.

The Dr. Jill/Kamala struggle is going to be EPIC! There’s no real bottom to the ruthlessness that’s likely to be deployed.

We are going to get her as President by mid terms I think,
If they can keep hiding Sundowner’s brain loss.

    Skip in reply to Skip. | July 1, 2021 at 5:22 am

    It’s going to be tough for them to get around the VP taking over when Sundowner is beyond hiding and can’t be trusted by the puppeteers to leave the White House grounds.

      Capsaicin_Addict in reply to Skip. | July 1, 2021 at 8:34 am

      A theory I’ve seen floating around is that they’re hesitant to put Sleepy Joe out to pasture because it means Harris becomes President — and is no longer available to be the swing vote in the Senate.

      And to appoint a new VP, Harris would need the votes in both houses of Congress (simple majority). The problem is that the Senate is split 50-50, and while the Democrats hold a majority in the House, it’s slim. They may not want to gamble yet that McConnell could lock the Senate down and stymie any VP appointments.

Timing will be key. Maybe she becomes President before midterms. If Dems lose the house or Senate then the options for replacement VP changes.

docduracoat | July 1, 2021 at 10:45 am

Kampala Harris was the weakest democrat candidate and dropped out first.
Soon she will be the president of the United States.

What’s funny is the staffer’s characterization of Obama’s office as some alleged model of competence and efficiency. Vile Obama’s Administration was run on narcissism, self-reverence and incompetence.

They will keep Biden as long as he is alive, just like they did Ginsburg. If he is not able to come out or be seen he will communicate via “DR” Jill.

If they wait past the inevitable and it is a Republican congress after the mid term they will be in trouble.
Or are they sure Dominion will take care of the vote?

The SCOTUS ruled on Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta this week. The case arises out of an initiative by Kamala Harris, when she was California’s Attorney General, to force nonprofits to disclose to the state the identities of their major donors.

The court used the same scrutiny the Court applied when NAACP members (NAACP v. Alabama ex rel. Patterson) in the Jim Crow South did not want to disclose their membership for fear of reprisals and violence

Has anybody asked Kamala Harris if she is broken hearted that she was unable to revive Jim Crow ?

We remember her well out here in California and what a lousy DA and AG she was. But she was Willie’s squeeze, so they had to keep her around.

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