It seems to be a pattern at this point.
This past Monday, Michael Fuchs, Vice President Kamala Harris’s Deputy Chief of Staff, took the title of the latest top-level staffer to issue a statement announcing their departure from the office of the vice president, as stated by Reuters.
“Fuchs, who served as a foreign policy advisor to former President Bill Clinton and worked in senior roles at the U.S. State Department under former President Barack Obama’s administration, advised Harris on domestic and international issues, helped manage staff and often accompanied her on foreign trips,” reported the wire service.
“Fifteen months later, it’s almost difficult to recall the magnitude of the challenges we faced when we came in, from an unprecedented pandemic to historically difficult economic circumstances,” stated Fuchs as reported by Reuters.
Despite the fact that Harris only took over the office just 14 months ago, there has been what seems like a constant stream of top-level staffers making the choice to resign from working in her office. Just this past month, Deputy Press Secretary Sabrina Singh chose to tender their resignation, formally announcing that she is leaving the office of the vice president in order to take a job with the Defense Department, as reported by the New York Post.
This departure from Singh means that only one of the four top communications positions is left from the original staff from Inauguration Day.
As reported by the New York Post, Singh “is at least the ninth key official to depart the veep’s office since this past summer — joining director of digital strategies Rajun Kaur, director of advance Karly Satkowiak, deputy director of advance Gabrielle DeFranceschi, communications director Ashley Etienne, chief spokesperson Symone Sanders, director of press operations Peter Velz, deputy director of public engagement Vince Evans, and speechwriting director Kate Childs Graham.”
Then just a scant two weeks ago, Nancy McEldowney, the National Security Adviser for the vice president, also stated their intent to leave Harris’ office.
Back in December of 2021, the main core of her office, bother Etienne and Sanders, chose to leave. Their departures came in the wake of a poll from USA Today/Suffolk University that highlighted the fact that Harris earned a horrible 28% approval rating, a massive 10 points behind even President Joe Biden who himself is sitting at a horrible 38% approval rate.
There have also been reports that Biden is also quite unhappy with the numbers from Harris, with one piece even claiming that she’s not even thought to be the successor of Biden within the White House anymore.
A different report claimed that the two top elected officials are at odds, forcing the remaining and desperate harris aids to try and defend their bosses, criticizing the media for “gossip.”
“Joe Biden’s relationship with Kamala Harris is in crisis, with her staff furious that she is being ‘sidelined,’ while the president’s team are increasingly frustrated by how she is playing with American public,” claimed the Daily Mail. “Harris’ approval rating has plunged even further than Biden’s in recent months, with rumors swirling that the president is considering appointing her to the Supreme Court as a backdoor method of selecting a new VP.”