Vice President Kamala Harris’s time in office has been marked by controversy and dysfunction. The result of that dysfunction has been an exodus of staffers and other aides to the Vice President.
Harris’s director of public engagement and intergovernmental affairs, Michael Collins, is the latest official to jump ship after 16 months of service under the Vice President.
Collins announced his departure in a letter saying, “It has been a difficult decision, but I’ve decided to leave this amazing experience in the middle of August and transition to the next stage of my life. I’m so grateful to the Vice President for trusting me with this privilege and was honored to support the President’s and Vice President’s tireless, committed and historic work.”
Collins’s departure comes just a couple of weeks after two other aides to the Vice President jumped ship for greener pastures.
The unspoken reason for the mass of departures is the upcoming midterm elections in November and escaping a workplace that has faced allegations of toxicity and extreme dysfunction.
It’s no secret that Vice President Kamala Harris is a complete failure as Vice President and association with her could damage future career prospects. It is highly unlikely that Collins will be the last major figure to make an escape from the White House.
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