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‘Help Wanted’ For Kamala As She Loses Two More Aides Amid High Turnover

Cackling Kamala is having a hard time lately as she continues to lose key aides who have chosen to jump ship rather than stick with the embattled Vice President whose approval rating is lower than Sleepy Joe’s.

Rohini Kosoglu, Harris’ domestic policy adviser, just announced she would be leaving her position in August, and Meghan Groob, director of speechwriting, is also set to leave after having served in her role a mere four months, according to Politico as reported by Fox News. Groob’s predecessor, Kate Childs Graham, had served for less than a year before announcing her departure in February.

Kosoglu’s quitting her role comes as a bit of a surprise as she is a veteran, comparatively speaking, starting her work with Harris nearly six years while she was serving as one of California’s senators. Kosoglu took a role with Harris’ presidential campaign, followed by a job on the transition team before moving to the vice president’s office. Kosoglu’s reason for her resignation is personal as she wants to spend more time with her family.

The V.P. was even more effusive about Kosoglu:

“She has brought vision, strategic judgment, and a depth of experience as our administration has addressed some of the most urgent challenges facing our nation,” Harris said in a statement. “She is an exceptional public servant, and I am enormously grateful for her service. Rohini will remain a valued advisor and friend.”

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Harris has not specifically addressed her office’s high turnover rate during her first year and a half in office, nor her hemorrhaging staff members during her unsuccessful campaign for the presidency. Former press secretary Symone Sanders and communications director Ashley Etienne both announced their departures at the end of last year. Sanders served as Senator Bernie Sanders’ press secretary for his 2016 presidential campaign and later joined Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign as senior advisor. She now hosts an eponymous show on MSNBC.

Earlier this year Deputy Press Secretary Sabrina Singh announced her resignation for a different role in the current administration after serving under Harris since the V.P. withdrew from the Democratic presidential primary before the Iowa Caucus. And Tina Flournoy, Harris’ chief of staff who also served as a key part of the transition, announced this spring that she was also leaving.

Last year CNN reported on the apparent “mutual exasperation” between Harris and Sleepy Joe’s offices over her plummeting approval rating and lack of focus, and Joe’s office not providing any support to the V.P.  As CNN then reported:

“Defenders and people who care for Harris are getting frantic,” CNN’s Edward-Isaac Dovere and Jasmine Wright reported, adding, “She’s perceived to be in such a weak position that top Democrats in and outside of Washington have begun to speculate privately, asking each other why the White House has allowed her to become so hobbled in the public consciousness, at least as they see it.”