“As Vice President Kamala Harris contends with intense scrutiny over her handling of the border crisis and other key issues, members of her staff are experiencing low morale and struggling to communicate with top staffers, according to multiple reports on Wednesday.
Communication issues and distrust between aides and senior officials on Harris’ team, including her chief of staff Tina Flournoy, have contributed to a “tense and at times douroffice atmosphere.” Politico reported, citing interviews with 22 current and former aides.
Much of the criticism was directed at Flournoy, who aides claimed has limited access to Harris and contributed to a culture “where ideas are ignored or met with harsh dismissals and decisions are dragged out.”
The issues were apparently exemplified during Harris’ recent trip to the border. Some of Harris’ aides and other Biden administration officials, including those responsible for booking her travel arrangements, were “left scrambling” by her decision earlier this month to travel to El Paso.
Politico reported that two current administration officials said Harris bore some responsibility for the issues on her team.
“People are thrown under the bus from the very top, there are short fuses and it’s an abusive environment,” one person with knowledge of operations at Harris’ office told the outlet. “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 s—.”
Comment: Harris, like Biden has ZERO experience of running anything large. She and Biden have run offices and politicked. That is all the have done. The do not know how to handle people. Trump had much the same problem.
You can look forward to this kind of organizational ineptitude when she succeeds to the purple. pl
She may not be a good boss, but will she do as she’s told? I have to wonder if the editorial embellishment “according to multiple reports” is a clue that the knives are out for Kamala already. Once old Joe is on his way, Kamala’s choice of VP will be of great interest. Might the Entitled One (Hillary) be bold enough to indicate her suitability for the role? This choice should tell us a lot, not least whether Kamala is to be a mouthpiece for real power, like Biden, or perhaps merely a placeholder. If the “most qualified candidate ever” gets as far as VP, scandal and resignation would be my guess for the fate that awaits 47.
No surprise here.
Just watch the woman in one interview; complete nitwit, and an obnoxious one at that.
Apparently creatures from the “diversity” pool in the swamp who probably can’t spell “competent.”
Organizational ineptitude is a feature not a bug. How long has it been since the US had statesmen as leaders with the ability to get the bureaucracy to execute?
Celebrity grifters are who we elect.
Whenever I read about “limiting access,” I laugh. As someone with direct reports, if you want your minions to see you, they can see you. If you dont, you post a Doberman at the door.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder. The first giveaway is usually rumors of the mistreatment of subordinates.
Such folk don’t do empathy and are prone to monumentally stupid decisions of the “what could they possibly have been thinking?” level. As such, they should not have access to nuclear codes. Leona Helmsley (tax) and Martha Stewart (insider trading) are trivial American examples.
I have written about this before. There is a constant procession of these folk through high offices.
Kamala certainly seems so afflicted. Thanks for the link to your old post walrus, I had not seen that before.
Is Tina any relation to Michele Flournoy, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy under Obama?
Any relation to Michelle Flournoy, the neocon who collaborated with the Kagans and was more than once mentioned as Secretary of Defense?
I’m wondering who is leaking this information, perhaps have her replaced by Hillary or Michelle?
The Wicked Witch of the West was picked because of her sex and color, not leadership style.
This is big problem with identity politics.
Sam, IMHO the problem with the bureaucracies is that Congress refuses to regulate them or provide oversight in their behavior.
This has led to alliances with politicians who want to claim to be a foreign policy expert (health expert, budget expert, etc.) on there next election.
The piece reminded me of your not-so-long-ago analysis of Nancy Pelosi’s deep underlying hostility toward strong alpha-male type personalities (e.g. her mob-connected father) and the way you linked it her naturally-occurring animosity toward Donald Trump.
I think the same analysis could be applied to Kamala’s personality and her management style, which as the article implies, are very authoritarian, rigid, narcissistic, and cut-throat and it all goes back to her sour relationship with her Jamaican father, with whom she is reportedly not on good terms. I mean has anyone noticed her ‘peculiar’ posture whenever Biden is delivering a speech, her very beta husband always lurking in the shadows of the ‘powerful’ wife , her outfits (e.g. most of the time wearing pants much like another female authoritarian personality, Hilary), her ‘law and order’ vibe and very very uncharismatic personality in general?
Why does the Democratic Party seems to always ‘recruit’ these peculiar female authoritarian types? Or is it that the type seeks political predation there and can only find a fitting environment inside the Democratic Party?