Kamala Harris’ Staffer Situation Might Hurt Her

Vice President Kamala Harris has a long and checkered history of unlikability by those working around her.

As far back in her history as Attorney General of California, where her performance was described as “dysfunctional,” to her stint as a US Senator, Harris has had difficulty keeping loyal employees and staff. 

Author Chris Whipple documents more of Harris’s flaws in his “The Fight of His Life” book, which focuses on the Biden Administration and the Harris vice presidency. 

Whipple interviewed several of Kamala Harris’ staff and found that the common response from staffers was Harris had “deep insecurities,” leading to a toxic work environment and calling her leadership abilities into question. 

Harries allegedly pitted staff members against one another in the form of one-up “gamesmanship.” Staffers felt Harris used this tactic as a defense mechanism to deflect from her deep-rooted insecurities. 

Despite numerous apparencies on the world stage, staffers complained that Harris refused to do the necessary preparation before speaking on serious policy matters. 

Harris is also reported to have a bad temper when things don’t go the way she would like for them to go. She often became outraged and incensed when problems arose during public appearances. 

Former staffers who either quit or were removed might have an ax to grind when commenting on their time of service with the VP. But these types of behavior have plagued Harris at all levels of her public service.

Several top aides, including her communications director, her chief of staff, and even her press secretary, lasted less than 18 months in their respective positions. 

These actions seem to justify a poor work culture, and the types of behavior exhibited by Harris described in Whipple’s book seem to be accurate compared with the image Harris has presented over the years. 

Harris has a history of taking her displeasure out on staff members or those who are in lesser positions and often plays the race card when confronted with criticism.