Michael Collins, who is the director of public engagement and intergovernmental affairs for Vice President Kamala Harris, announced he would be leaving the White House in mid-August.
Collins is the latest official under the Vice President to suddenly leave suggesting that not all is well in the White House. Vice President Harris has been bleeding personnel and many suspect her leadership is to blame.
Chaos in the White House
In a letter to his colleagues, Collins explained that “It has been a difficult decision, but I’ve decided to leave this amazing experience in the middle of August and transition to the next stage of my life. I’m so grateful to the Vice President for trusting me with this privilege and was honored to support the President’s and Vice President’s tireless, committed and historic work.”
Collins has been a fixture in the Vice President’s office since the 2020 presidential election and his departure signals just how bad things are getting.
Just a couple of weeks ago, two other officials under Vice President Harris, Rohini Kosoglu and Meghan Groob, both bailed out.
Allegations of workplace mismanagement and toxic leadership on the part of Vice President Harris have been circulating for the past year.
The steady stream of people leaving further reinforces rumors that working for the Vice President is far from desirable.
The chaos in the Vice President’s office began when she was assigned to oversee the response to the crisis at the southern border. Since then, the news around the Vice President has been nothing but bad and it’s no surprise her employees are leaving for better less controversial assignments.
Vice President an anchor
Vice President Harris was a rising star in the Democrat Party three years ago. Now she’s a massive political liability and attaching one’s name to her could have adverse consequences for future employment.
Collins clearly understood this and wanted out before the devastating midterm elections come around. Democrats are set to get shelled in November and the Biden administration is largely to blame for that.
The Vice President is a major anchor on Democrats and that isn’t going to change anytime soon. Collins will likely not be the last major figure to leave before the midterm elections come around.