Yet another Kamala Harris aide has joined the exodus of staffers resigning from the Vice President’s office amid claims of turmoil and dysfunction.
Vincent Evans, the Veep’s deputy director of public engagement and intergovernmental affairs, has quit in favor of taking on a role on Capitol Hill, CNBC reported Wednesday.
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Kamala had a problem during her campaign & now as VP with aides shes a Big Bully Biotch!— Ms.Tricia (@TrishForTrump) January 5, 2022
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Another Kamala Harris aide quits as claims of turmoil, 'bullying' mount https://t.co/NCwEKL6nQM via @nypost
Evans is departing the VP’s office to join the Congressional Black Caucus, which is chaired by Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) and advocates for minorities.
Beatty, the CBC chair, praised Evans, saying, “As a leader for effective change, Vincent will help the CBC reach greater heights and make substantive advances in 2022. Vincent knows the importance of developing critical relationships when it comes to public engagement, along with a variety of policy and leadership skills.”
He is the latest Harris staffer to leave amid claims of tension in her office — including
one blistering report last month that described her as a “bully” who dishes out “soul-destroying criticism.”
Whereas despite those reports, a source close to Evans told CNBC he was still on good terms with Harris and claimed the resignation wasn’t linked to previous departures.
“I am deeply honored to be named the executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus,” Evans expressed in a statement to the network.
“I started my career in Washington working for a member of the CBC, so I know firsthand the tremendous leadership and impact this caucus has in Congress and across the country.”
NEW: Kamala Harris aide Vincent Evans is leaving the vice president's office for Capitol Hill. He's going to work for the Congressional Black Caucus.— Brian Schwartz (@schwartzbCNBC) January 4, 2022
The departure comes after other Harris aides have recently left. https://t.co/IoFvan52hV
Evans worked with Harris’ team in the lead-up to the 2020 election and throughout the presidential transition.
Harris’ chief spokesperson and longtime aide Symone Sanders departed last month, as did communications director Ashley Etienne. Director of press operations Peter Velz resigned as well.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki insisted at the time that the exodus from Harris’ office was “natural” and “a very positive thing.”
“Working in the first year of a White House is exciting and rewarding but it’s also grueling and exhausting,” she said during a press briefing.
“If you look at past precedent, it’s natural for staffers who have thrown their heart and soul into a job to be ready to move on to a new challenge after a few years and that is applicable to many of these individuals.”
Another of Kamala’s aides quit amid claims there is chaos in her office!— New York Deplorable🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@DeplorableNew) January 5, 2022
The White House and Harris’ team have previously played down the negative reports.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki called Harris in November a “vital partner” to President Joe Biden and a “bold leader who has taken on key, important challenges facing the country — from voting rights to addressing root causes of migration to expanding broadband.”