Kamala Harris faces 'gusher of leaks' alleging her office is a 's--tshow'

Kamala Harris
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Vice President Kamala Harris is facing a "gusher of leaks" alleging her office is a "s--tshow" — and one adviser alleges she's being sabotaged.

A story in Politico earlier this week described a "tense and at times dour" atmosphere in Harris' office, with one source saying it's a "place where people feel treated like s---." On Friday, Axios further reported that administration officials describe her office as a "s--tshow," and the report describes how there has been a "gusher of leaks" about alleged "dysfunction and infighting" there.

Relations between Harris' office and the West Wing are reportedly "tense," with some Biden officials seeing her operation as "poorly-managed," and Axios even writes that as White House officials express frustration over a "series of missteps" by the vice president, some senior administration officials are concerned about what would happen if President Biden didn't run for re-election in 2024 and she became Democrats' presidential nominee.

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"Many Democrats, including some current senior administration officials, are concerned she could not defeat whomever the Republican Party puts up — even if it were Donald Trump," Axios writes, with a Democratic operative also saying that some in the party are starting to think, "Oh, she's f---ing up, maybe she shouldn't be the heir apparent.'"

White House officials, though, came to Harris' defense, with Biden senior adviser Cedric Richmond telling Axios this is all a "whisper campaign designed to sabotage her," while White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain said she's "off to the fastest and strongest start of any vice president I have seen." Read more at Axios.

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Brendan Morrow

Brendan is a staff writer at The Week. A graduate of Hofstra University with a degree in journalism, he also writes about horror films for Bloody Disgusting and has previously contributed to The Cheat Sheet, Heavy, WhatCulture, and more. He lives in New York City surrounded by Star Wars posters.