Kamala Harris Loses Another Top Staffer as Speechwriter Jumps Ship

Another of Kamala Harris’s top staffers has jumped ship as aides continue to flee the Democrat vice president’s office.

The news comes amid reports of a “soul-destroying” management style in Harris’s office as key team members continue to walk away.

Harris has suffered an exodus of high-profile staff members and now another one has just bolted.

Kate Childs Graham, the vice president’s director of speechwriting, “is leaving the office, but not the family,” a White House official reportedly told Fox News.

The official added that Harris was “grateful for her service to the administration.

“We are excited for her next step,” the official added.

Communications director Ashley Etienne departed last year to pursue “other opportunities,” while Symone Sanders, Harris’s adviser and chief spokeswoman, also left recently.

Vincent Evans, Harris’s deputy director of public engagement and intergovernmental affairs, was another who quit to take on a new role on Capitol Hill.

According to her Linkedin profile:

“Kate Childs Graham is Special Assistant to the President and Director of Speechwriting in the Office of the Vice President.

“Previously, she served as a Principal at the speechwriting and strategy firm West Wing Writers and led the speechwriting team for the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

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“Prior to West Wing Writers, she was Communications Director for U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar.

“During the 2016 presidential election, she wrote speeches for the Clinton-Kaine campaign and the Democratic National Convention.

“Childs Graham also served as Director of Communications and Media Affairs at the American Federation of Teachers and as Senior Speechwriter at the American Federation of State, Municipal, and County Employees.

“She began her career working in the progressive faith and reproductive health movements.

“For years, she wrote a regular column for the National Catholic Reporter and is also the editor of the 2019 book Why I Run: 35 Progressive Candidates Who Are Changing Politics.

“Childs Graham is a graduate of the Catholic University of America and the United Nations-mandated University for Peace,” her bio said.

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David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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