A Vogue cover of Vice President Kamala Harris early in her term upset her and her team as one of many early difficulties among staff in the White House.
Harris reportedly told her staff to deal with a cover shot of her on Vogue magazine that she believed was not appropriate.
— KAY SMYTHE (@KaySmythe) March 24, 2022
The cover portrayed Harris in Converse shoes and a more informal look rather than as the second-most-powerful leader in the nation. The publication claimed it was to make her look more “approachable.”
That’s one of the stories from the upcoming book “This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future” written by New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns, according to an excerpt in Politico.
Madam @VP, I firmly believe the picture on the right is not only unworthy of you as #2 in the Executive Branch (@POTUS), but a total disrespect to your accomplishments as a leader and as a BIPOC! @CBCFInc @voguemagazine #POTUS #WhiteHouse #BidenHarris #CBCF pic.twitter.com/VqySFXJYzf
— Stephen R. McDow II (@StephenMcDow) March 24, 2022
The controversy is one among many in the Harris office. The vice president has already lost ten staff members in just over a year in office.
The new book’s reports are likely to reveal additional conflicts in the vice president’s office as well, perhaps further complicating political life for Harris.