Kamala’s Ship Is Sinking

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

People are sick and tired of Kamala.

Vice President Kamala Harris’s chief of staff is set to leave the White House. This latest departure is the most significant one to date, even though many of the vice president’s senior staff previously departed.

Lorraine Voles is set to take the place of Tina Flournoy. Voles has been a senior advisor to Harris since last summer, she was also previously the communications director for Al Gore during his time as vice president and adviser to Hillary Clinton in 2008.

Harris praised Flournoy in a statement, noting all of her helpful assistance in leading the team.

“Tina has been a valued advisor and confidant to me and a tremendous leader for the office,” Harris stated. “From day 1, she led our team during a historic first year as we made progress rebuilding our economy here at home and our alliances around the world.”

“Tina is the consummate public servant and I will continue to rely on her advice, counsel, and friendship,” she continued.

Harris’s team has been marked by the departure of several different senior aides, but Flournoy’s exit is the most important one to date.

Ron Klain, President Joe Biden’s chief of staff, praised Flournoy in a statement, writing about her role in helping Biden and Harris “make their partnership effective.”

“Tina has been a critical member of the White House team since day one, working with the President and Vice President to make their partnership effective and help the administration deliver on critical priorities,” Klain said. “Her experience, wisdom, and hard work have been instrumental to our success on many issues.”