Evidence continues to mount in support of the Washington Free Beacon's assessment that Vice President Kamala Harris will never become president by winning an election. According to a THE POLITICO report published Wednesday, the VP's office is a woefully mismanaged hellhole of abuse and recrimination.
As a sign of how dire the situation has become, the White House wheeled out former Harvey Weinstein "damage control" adviser Anita Dunn to defend the VP against the allegations from nearly two dozen Democratic sources, including current and former Harris staffers. The situation was "not anywhere near what you are describing," Dunn told THE POLITICO.
The situation being described is rather harrowing. "People are thrown under the bus from the very top, there are short fuses, and it's an abusive environment," said one person with knowledge of Harris's management style. "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—t."
The White House has reportedly taken notice of the dysfunction in the VP's office and has grown concerned. That could explain the decision to deploy Dunn, a former public relations lobbyist who provided "damage control advice" to Weinstein in 2016 after media reports exposed his long history of sexual predation.
While Dunn is speaking to reporters on the record, however, other administration officials have been trashing Harris on background, blaming the dysfunction in her office on the VP's inadequacy as a leader. "It all starts at the top," one said, anonymously.
The morale among current Harris staffers is reportedly "rough," a situation familiar to those who worked on her failed presidential campaign, described in THE POLITICO as having "imploded in a painful maze of finger-pointing and leaks." Former staffers described Harris as a boss whose "expectation won't always be predictable," and their work environment as one of "managed chaos."
The bombshell report is merely the most recent piece of evidence implicating Harris as a substandard politician who will never win a national election. Whether it's her inability to take a coherent position on a given issue or her weird habit of laughing like a maniac in response to basic questions, Harris does not appear to have what it takes to succeed outside her deep-blue home state of California.
A New York Times columnist recently described Harris as having "clear potential as a national leader." The Free Beacon's fact-checking department gave that claim a rating of 3.5 Clintons, or "mostly false."
Professional pundits often wonder if President Joe Biden will seek a second term in 2024. Given the VP's glaring deficiencies as a politician, perhaps they should be asking: Will he keep Harris on the ticket?