Symone Sanders, vice president Kamala Harris’s chief spokesperson and senior adviser, is departing the White House at the end of the year.
Beginning with the 2020 presidential campaign, the 31-year-old worked for Joe Biden’s administration for three years.
Sanders was also the national press secretary of Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign.
According to Politico, Sanders confirmed her exit In a note to staff
“I’m so grateful to the VP for her vote of confidence from the very beginning and the opportunity to see what can be unburdened by what has been.”
“Every day, I arrived in the White House complex knowing our work made a tangible difference for Americans. I am immensely grateful and will miss working for her and with all of you”.
This move comes days after a comprehensive report detailing growing discontent among the vice president’s team over Harris’ role in the administration’s lack of clarity.
The book offers a portrait of a White House shaken by recent political confrontations, based on interviews with dozens of people close to the vice president in various roles.
Those close to Vice President Harris are concerned that if she decides to run for President in 2024, she will be unprepared for the position she will play.
Some in the media, according to Sanders, are “focused on gossip – not on the results that the President and Vice President have delivered” for the American people.
She is the second White House staffer to announce her leave in a short period of time.
Ashley Etienne, the vice president’s communications director, resigned earlier this month to pursue “other opportunities.”
She worked in President Barack Obama’s administration as a senior assistant to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Joe Biden before joining the vice president’s team following the 2020 elections.