It’s no secret that Vice President Kamala Harris is unpopular with the public. Now even one of her own staff members is jumping from the sinking ship.
Harris’s communications director Ashley Etienne resigned Thursday with her last day set for next month, the Washington Examiner reported. This news comes amid plummeting poll numbers for the unpopular vice president.
“Ashley is a valued member of the vice president’s team, who has worked tirelessly to advance the goals of this administration,” an unnamed White House spokesperson said. “She is leaving the office in December to pursue other opportunities.”
A November 7 USA Today /Suffolk University poll pegged Harris’s approval at only 28%. She is even more unpopular than President Joe Biden whose approval was an abysmal 38% in the same poll.
Harris is supremely unlikable and couldn’t manage to rouse any enthusiasm when she ran against Biden in the Democratic primaries in 2020. Her situation hasn’t improved any since taking office because she has botched the border crisis that was the only important issue she was tasked with fixing.
Of course, the leftist media blame everything but Harris and instead focus on how the administration hasn’t positioned her properly or utilized her talents, CNN reported. They also blame her gender and race and the high expectations it sets for her.
“She’s not only the first woman vice president, but the first woman of color,” one adviser told the news outlet. “This is a moment that has to succeed, otherwise we are fearful that this could set us back as women for a long time.”
Staff members come and go, but it must be an especially difficult job controlling the communications of a politician who is so universally despised on both sides of the aisle. If her own staff is beginning to walk away now, there’s little hope for her succeeding Biden in the presidency if voters get to have a say.