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Communications director Kamala Harris leaves Biden administration: White House official

Vice President Kamala Harris’ communications director Ashley Etienne is leaving the Biden administration, a White House spokesman confirmed Thursday in multiple media outlets.

“Ashley is a valued member of the vice president’s team who has worked tirelessly to achieve the goals of this administration,” a CNN official told CNN. “She leaves office in December to pursue other opportunities.”

As you know, the official also confirmed this news to The Independent.

Etienne has yet to comment on his alleged departure, but it is not unusual for White House staff to leave after 12 months.

The Epoch Times has reached out to the White House for comment.

The 43-year-old communications director was a senior adviser to Biden’s presidential campaign and current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California, when she was a minority leader. She also worked as special assistant to then President Barack Obama.

According to her LinkedIn profile, she earned her Master’s Degree in Political Communication from Johns Hopkins University before becoming involved in politics.

“Creative. Strategic. Bold,” says her LinkedIn bio.

Vanity Fair was the first to report Etienne’s departure, which is described as following “a multitude of stories of strife and low morale in the vice president’s office” this week.

CNN reported growing tensions in the West Wing last week, as a number of Harris employees believe she is “under-trained or positioned and has been sidelined instead.”

The Epoch Times was unable to verify such reports.

The alleged resignation also came just days after Harris saw her approval rating drop to 28 percent, 10 percent lower than President Joe Biden’s, according to a Suffolk / USA Today poll. The same poll showed that 51 percent of Americans disapprove of Harris’s work, and 21 percent find it difficult to answer.

Harris faced criticism for not visiting the US-Mexico border earlier this year, as illegal immigration reached unprecedented levels. She later visited a border patrol in El Paso, Texas and told reporters, “This is not my first trip, I’ve been at the border many times,” referring to trips to the border when she was a California lawmaker.

The VP has also been conspicuously absent from the spotlight since taking up office almost 11 months ago, adding further speculation that she is being sidelined.

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But in a conversation with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Thursday, Harris defended her work and also tried to deny rumors of serious administration tensions.

“It’s been a good week, and this week when we received this bipartisan infrastructure bill passed and signed by the president, we are making a statement about all the hard work that has been done, month after month after month. I traveled around the country, as did the President, ”Harris said.

“We called members of Congress, we gathered people around our country to ask, ‘What do you want? “And that’s the answer to what they want. And it will really hit the ground, which will have a direct impact on the American people. We are achieving our goal, and we are doing it together. “

The VP also denied that she felt “misused or underestimated” in her role and insisted that she was “very, very excited about the work we have done. But I am also absolutely, absolutely sure that there is still a lot to be done, and we are going to do it. “

Meanwhile, the White House also dismissed reports of rising tensions this week, calling Harris a “key partner” and a “courageous leader.”

“The president chose the vice president because – to be his candidate for the presidency – because he felt she was exactly the person he wanted to have by his side to govern the country,” a White House spokeswoman told reporters. Jen Psaki at a White House briefing. on Monday.

“She is a key partner, she is a courageous leader, and she is one who has taken on incredibly important tasks, whether it is addressing the root causes of migration in the Northern Triangle or addressing the fundamental challenge of democracy in the right to vote,” Psaki continued.

“There have been many reports and they do not reflect his point of view or our experience with the vice president,” she added.

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Katabella Roberts is a reporter currently based in Turkey. She covers news and business for The Epoch Times with a special focus on the United States.

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