Kamala Staffers Complain They Work in ‘Abusive Environment’

According to a Wednesday Politico report, Vice President Kamala Harris’ staffers “feel treated like shit” and work in an “abusive environment.”

“People are thrown under the bus from the very top, there are short fuses and it’s an abusive environment,” a staffer “with direct knowledge of how Harris’ office is run” 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 shit.”

The report indicates that the “frustration internally is directed at Tina Flournoy,” Harris’ chief of staff, who has been in her position for about six months. White House staffers say Flournoy has a “reputation” for being “extreme,” for “refusing to delegate,” “second-guessing other staffers,” and blaming staffers “for the negative results that ensue.”

“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,” Politico reported. “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.”

But staffers also told Politico that Harris “bears responsibility for the way her office is run.” One said, “It all starts at the top.”

The chaos within Harris’ office is, as the outlet pointed out, “nothing new.” Those who have worked for her in the past as a California senator say her office was “managed chaos.”

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Harris Condemns America’s “Racism,” “Sexism,” & “Xenophobia”

On March 19, 2021 , Harris and President Biden traveled to Atlanta to show solidarity with the city’s Asian American community, in the aftermath of an incident where a white man had shot and killed six local Asian women as well as two white people. Though there was no evidence that the shootings had been racially motivated, Harris said in a speech at Emory University: said: “Racism is real in America and it has always been. Xenophobia is real in America and always has been. Sexism, too.” She also suggested that former President Trump was to blame for an alleged spike in anti-Asian crimes that had occurred in the U.S. during 2020: “For the last year, we’ve had people in positions of incredible power scapegoating Asian Americans, people with the biggest pulpits, spreading this kind of hate.”

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