Harris’ Comms director resigns over storm of unpopular VP bad press envelopes
Amid declining opinion polls for Vice President Kamala Harris and reports of infighting in the White House, Harris’ communications director is stepping down.
Ashley Etienne, who served former President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, will leave office next month, according to reports. Fox News.
Etienne’s departure generated a White House reaction with the effect that this was nothing special.
“Ashley is an important member of the Vice President’s team who has worked tirelessly to achieve the goals of this administration,” a White House official said. “She will be leaving the office in December to pursue other opportunities.”
But Etienne’s departure came at a recent time USA Today poll gave Harris a 28% popularity rating, and even CNN is using the word “dysfunction” to describe Harris.
The only person who is not more popular than Joe Biden is Kamala Harris.
– Madison Cawthorn (@CawthornforNC) November 18, 2021
In its report based on sources it did not name, CNN said a source said Etienne was “not suitable” for Harris and did not play an active role in developing a strategy to remove the vice president from vortex that marked her first year.
According to CNN, “many people in the vice-presidential circle” think she is being placed or inadequately prepared.
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The network also cited other unnamed sources as saying that the fault was not with Biden and his aides, but rather that Harris had not been well served by her staff.
The role of family members in running the office is also seen as a factor in the problems Harris experienced.
A reporting cycle focused on Harris and her problems brought her public praise.
Everyone needs to step back @VP Harris. She is a powerful woman. She is a strong black woman. She’s been given some of the toughest political assignments in the face of two Dem senators – so-called “moderates” lying – who have been blocked from the $15/hour minimum wage, voting rights, etc.
– Priest Dr. William J. Barber II (@RevDrBarber) November 17, 2021
“The president chose the vice president because — to serve as his life partner — because he felt she was exactly the person he wanted to be by his side to run the country,” the secretary said. White House press Jen Psaki said at a news conference on Monday, according to an official White House transcripts her comments.
As noted by New York PostPsaki said race and gender were misused to attack Harris.
“Some people on the right went after her because she was the first woman, the first woman of color. I don’t suggest anyone will admit it publicly, but I think there’s no doubt that the type of attack – attacks on her which, to be sure, is the first time she’s done much. times – be part of that,” she added at the event Wednesday, according to Town.
Kamala Harris is not a victim of racism or sexism. She is not qualified to be Vice President.
– TheLeoTerrell (@TheLeoTerrell) November 17, 2021
However, that has yet to assuage the criticism.
“It’s hard to be a vice president,” Washington Post columnist Marc Thiessen wrote on Thursday. “But after just 10 months in office, Kamala D. Harris has managed to make herself the least popular vice president at this point in at least 50 years.”
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