Since Kamala Harris became Vice President in January 2021, she lost two more key staff members.
Rohini Kosoglu, Harris’ domestic policy advisor, made it known that she would be departing the office in August. Meghan Groob, director of speechwriting, is also said to be leaving after only four months in the position. Kate Childs Graham, who announced her resignation in February, has been replaced by Groob.
Kosoglu has worked for Harris since she was a senator for over six years. Prior to joining the vice president’s office, she would work on Harris’ presidential campaign and then on the transition team. According to Kosoglu, she is leaving her position to spend more time with her family.
As a talented and trustworthy leader who has spent years at my side in the US Senate, on the campaign road, and in the White House, the vice president commended 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. She is an exceptional public servant and I am enormously grateful for her service. Rohini will remain a valued advisor and friend,” Harris stated.
A recurring element of Harris’ vice presidency has been the substantial staff turnover she had during her first 18 months in office. She lost a number of aides between the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022.
Former press secretary Symone Sanders and communications director Ashley Etienne, who both announced their exits at the end of last year, are among the assistants who have departed Harris’ office.
Sabrina Singh, the deputy press secretary who worked under Harris until shortly after the now-vice president withdrew from the Democratic presidential race this year, announced her retirement.
Singh had departed in March to take up a new position within the executive branch. Additionally, Tina Flournoy, who assisted with the transition and was Harris’ chief of staff, announced her resignation in April.
The most recent staff change occurs only a few weeks after the vice president’s office underwent a reorganization as a result of a slew of mistakes and rumors of dysfunction.