Kamala Harris’ political fortunes are a sinking ship.
But now Harris may have finally encountered the straw that broke the camel’s back.
And Kamala Harris faced this major betrayal that could get her kicked off the ballot in 2024.
Kamala Harris faced a disastrous series of leaks that crippled her ability to step in should Joe Biden – who is clearly in cognitive decline – decline to seek re-election in 2024.
Biden administration officials and other Democrats leaked to CNN and POLITICO that Harris’ vice presidential team and operation were dumpster fires and that Harris ended up being such a major political liability that numerous Democrats planned to challenge her in the 2024 presidential primary if Biden refuses to run due to slumping poll numbers and advancing senility.
Harris suffered another body blow when Harris’ chief communications aide Ashley Etienne announced her resignation.
“Vice President Kamala Harris’s communications chief Ashley Etienne is leaving the White House. A veteran of the Barack Obama administration and a former senior adviser to both House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden, Etienne transitioned to Harris’s team in the weeks following the 2020 election. When Etienne joined the vice president’s office she told me she would stay for the first year, but still her departure comes after a raft of stories on infighting and low morale in the vice president’s office,” Vanity Fair reported.
The Biden administration attempted to slap a good face on this crippling defection and claim it was just routine personnel turnover.
“Ashley is a valued member of the Vice President’s team, who has worked tirelessly to advance the goals of this administration,” a Biden aide claimed. “She is leaving the office in December to pursue other opportunities.”
Kamala Harris makes little news and grants rare interviews yet her approval rating is 28 percent.
That’s because the few times Harris is in the headlines it is for failure – her disastrous tenure as the administration’s border czar – or because leaks appear in the press about how badly she mismanages and treats her staff.
This past June, POLITICO published a bombshell story detailing the toxic working environment in Harris’ office.
“People are thrown under the bus from the very top, there are short fuses and it’s an abusive environment,” a source familiar with the innerworkings of Harris’ office told POLITICO. “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 sh*t.”
Harris’ failures to execute basic political duties, communications and management skills leave top Democrats terrified.
As the sitting vice president, Harris would enter any primary as the favorite.
But few believe Harris could win a general election.
That’s why Fox News congressional correspondent Chad Pergram reported that a well-connected Capitol Hill source told him to study up on how the House of Representatives holds confirmation hearings for a new vice president.
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